Buy 4 brand DVDs at their retail price and you've paid for one copy of AnyDVD. Make those 4 backups and your investment is protected.
I really don't understand how people have huge issues with the price change. For years the price was more than cheap for people in the US and even cheaper for the people in Europe due to the exchange rate. Slysoft made a wise business decision which is also being done by many other companies.
Slysoft runs coupon specials rather regularly. Just check their website weekly. Between December 2007 and February 2008 they ran at least 5 discounts. Yes, 5. It may actually have been 6 because I think they ran 2 each month during that time period.
Of course... There can't be any other explanations as to why the USD has lost value. Let's ignore the fact that most major US companies are out-sourcing. Not long from now it will actually be cheaper for companies to cut back on out-sourcing and do the work in the US again and I foresee the USD gaining back value when this is done.