i hear what you're saying Brian.
I have mentioned the multiple limited licence approach in a few posts, but why does it take a call to the sales dept to work out a deal.
I get several emails a week from Webassist with offers etc, why the cloak and dagger approach?
if the offer is 1 licence $99, each additional licence $50 or whatever, just advertise it as such, so people know what they are getting.
I am just starting out as a web developer, and of the sites i have created so far, the admin areas have been created by hand (or sometimes with DA).
The thing is, it takes longer, but because I coded it all, i know how it works.
For me, if PowerCMS is an option, I would use it for most projects.
What I don't want to do is invest time leaning a new tool if I only use it rarely.
The best solution for me would be the functionality of PowerCMS as part of an extension, or alternatively, a decent walkthrough of how to set up a CMS using WA extensions, written from a WA perspective.