well, my IDApro (http://datarescue.com) cd failed - i presume just like those reports i heard about backup cds getting corroded and no longer working.
which is a pain in the arse, because the way to get a replacement is by mail.
i've only ever bought three bits of commercial software (other than games - 2x copies of Dark Reign I and 3x copies of Dark Reign II)
1) compiler for the zx spectrum, in about 1985.
2) windows sourcer (dos version!) in about 1997
3) IDApro v 4.7 in about 2004.
the compiler was GBP 30.00 - really expensive compared to the games you could get at the time! 30.00 was a lot of money!
windows sourcer was GBP 80.00 or so...
idapro was something like GBP 400.00
i thoroughly expect the next bit of commercial software i buy to be in the GBP 2,000.00 bracket... *sigh*...
need this damn software for HTC Sable reverse-engineering, for linux