First of all I agree with Sedreck. Paying a reasonable price for software is very important. People want to use software, but sometimes they can’t afford it. Then that person can either decide to not buy the software or to use a pirated version. Which, lets stay realistic, in many cases ends up in the user using a pirated version. Ofcourse, its hard to say what a good price is for certain software. But if we take a look at good, professional software, you will notice it’s usually so expensive that its not meant for home use. Altough the price might be right for companies, it is very wrong for home users. But since they do want to use it, they will use pirated versions. Personally I think there might be a good sollution for this problem. Make price catagories. One for professional use, one for educational purposes and one for home use (of which the last 2 products may not be commercially used). And don’t remove nice features from the home users versions. I know this brings back other problems like software engineers are afraid that companies use home user versions. But that is, ofcourse, just as illegale as using the pirated version. I think they could earn alot more money this way and people would get to use their software, meaning they might buy the professional edition later so they can make money with it for their company.