Huh?Vocalpoint wrote:Well - it seems to me that the logic is now changed from:DTSR wrote:I'm not really following the logic of this, it seems absurd
"Pay a full upgrade fee when each new major version is introduced" '
"Pay a smaller upgrade fee EACH time new functionality is added regardless a major or point version"
Timo said: "Plus, in advance of Nuendo 5.5, we will release another big maintenance update including
64bit support on Mac + some other improvements (of course without any costs)."
Look at it from a different angle; pretend you're a Cubase user for a second: They pay for new needed features going from v5 to v6, and then we get those new features for free. See?
Part of this is semantics. And because it is Steinberg can solve your "problem" by changing what they call it, you wouldn't gain anything monetarily and practically, other than sleeping better at night. Say they understand the problem with charging for v5.5 with let's call it C6 features. So to overcome that problem they simply don't include them in v5.5, and give the update for free, but with a few Nuendo specific features. Then when N6 shows up those C6 features are included.
What did you gain? Nothing, other than the eye-sore that the naming scheme is is gone.
If they want to charge for new functionality they can and will.
So far all we know is that there's going to be at least one more unpaid N5 update, and one N5 PAID update with C6 features. We don't know the above at all.Vocalpoint wrote:Rather shrewd move by making each point upgrade cost that much smaller - it appears to Joe User that his cost is better - when in fact - Steinberg is collecting a little less cash but at a greater frequency - which has to have something to do with the bottom line...