HAHAHAH.. software developers are ripping us off? Uhm, try again. It usually works like this [if you are the developer and not an employee getting PAID to work for a developer]... You come up with a new idea for an application, and hire programmers to code at anywhere from $5/Hour [overseas but have to be careful of government regulations] to $180/Hour [USA, and have to worry about general laziness] or more depending on the field, then you start the routine of watching what people do, quality control, etc. This can go on for a year if you are lucky while doing an enterprise class application. So, you have 1 earning [in my case] $65/Hour for a year, and you as the developer don't make a penny until its sold. SO, in one year at the above rate: $130,000 / Year Per Person [not to mention insurance overhead, federal and state taxes, licensing, unemployment, lease, computers, utilities, etc] And thats just one person. So, while my stash of cash dwindles while people pirate warez and surf at work, use my bandwidth, etc... I get told indirectly that I'm ripping you off. So, to recoup my costs, lets say I charge $40 for my application. Just to break even on the employee payroll.. I have to sell : 3250 copies of the application, but you really should add another 33% to that because of income taxes... then, add to that a small thing called "MY" pay, which should be considerably more than my employee, after all, I'm footing the bill here, will make me have to sell at least 6000 copies per year. This is just one programmer, and one developer.