I have followed this thread with much interest but haven't weighted in on it, till now. I thought it was time to add my three cents. Like the others users here I am somewhat dismayed at the change of licensing with the solution packs and will not be upgrading to or using the new Power CMS 2. I am not willing to give up the developers license. I currently have the Super Suite and the Solution Suite so I guess I pretty much have it all. I mostly use dreamweaver extensions but liked the idea of Power CMS (which I've used a few times) and PowerStore (which turned out not to be as functional as I had hoped) so got them all as a package just in case I should ever need them. Changes to the policy threaten to make my investment worthless.
On the other hand Power CMS was built out of the WA extensions, or so it is said somewhere in the information sheets. That means I should be able to build this myself with the products I own. And with the developers license to Power CMS and the SS extensions I can also modify the product to suit my needs. This means that I can spend the time to add the functionality to Power CMS 1 to give it the features of Power CMS 2 that I would like to have, mainly a super admin and admin logon. Is that not correct? So if I get a copy of Power CMS 2 to shortcut the learning process and learn the coding for the features I want, as long as I just add this to Power CMS 1 then I should still be within the license agreement. Is this true? Of course the presupposition here is that I can do this without totally messing up the product but it may be worth a day of my life (and it might even be fun) to breath some new life Power CMS without losing the license and forcing me to search out an open source version as a replacement.