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There is also the point that when you get to the £10 mark you aren't investing any real money so you don't invest as much time learning an application. It becomes too throw away and so the depth that would be in an application such a full DAW wouldn't be found by most of it's users so although it might have a killer feature is wouldn't stand out over a basic option at the same sort of price.
If you have decided to pay £300-1000 on software your going to take your time and learn it.
I think that's an illusion. You and I who get given our SRC dongles and NFR's have a hard time understanding the value and cost of software. I use Cubase all the time and have never had to pay for it. I agree that if you are paying hundreds of pounds then that's not a casual purchase - the flip side is that if it's a tenner then you might well buy 5 DAW's rather than one or simply buy an effect that you'll only use once. I can understand the value issue but it's self-imposed. I get as much enjoyment out of music i ripped off a friend as i do from a CD i purchased myself - but then i'm evil.
I'm working with Adobe at the moment and have just been given CS5 - i have spent hours and hours training myself in it and will spend weeks more i'm sure - and yet it has cost me nothing, instead i'm aware of its value as a creative tool rather than its monetary price. All good points though
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