I have been using Parallels since the first version came out and then 2.x and trialled 3.x after seeing 3d support etc and a long time visitor of these forums but first time poster. So first of all hello everyone here!! What I have noticed is that since VMware have entered the mac virtualisation market the speed of the releases from Parallels has increased significantly and this has got me thinking... So onto thoughts and questions time! 1. Did the Parallels team rush out 3.0 just to try and get a further head start from VMware? 2. Has SWSOFT damaged their reputation for what is perceived to be a beta release? 3. Perhaps they should take the VMware approach and not promise the earth and let customer know exactly what they are getting without any marketing BS? My personal opinion is that Parallels did indeed rush this release out and I for one when reading around on the web thought 'wow' full DirectX support, and a lot of other new features made what I originally thought a compelling buy. But I held back and glad I did (3.x was a 15 day trial) as I have seen from the posters here that very few people are happy with this release and are complaining and some demanding refunds. Ran both Fusion Beta4 and Parallels 3.0 and so far think Fusion is a more polished product despite being a beta still and have already paid my $40 upfront but will keep an eye out for Parallels and may even end up buying that too. This isn't meant to start a flame war just voicing my opinions and thoughts and would like to hear what other people here have to say.