You gave them a bad idea
Version 2 is not unlimited license....it's about $50 per site. You gave them an idea to make extra money silly. Still the price is reasonable. I have had good luck with version 2 and am using it on several sites. The clients love it and it was easy to work with. It's not a perfect solution for every layout but will work well for 90% of layouts. Too many inline and span tags for my taste but they are still compliant.