I don't think it's all moot now. Sooner or later the folks at Parallels (if not totally blind and ignorant) will realize the might have gotten more in the end if they went for a different upgrade policy.
I heard so many people around me that are truly pissed and will or have already left PD behind. Instead of feeling the need to explain themselves the folks at Parallels should realize it won't turn out that well for them if they have a "few" customers paying the 50$ or € while drawing a lot of customers away (that are also spreading the word)... instead of having ALL of their customers paying only 20$ for the upgrade and keeping those customers on a longterm base because they're happy. It's simple math.
Also I really had a laugh when Specimen (or Chris - can't remember) came up with Adobe as a comparison - BIG TIME!!
I have people running CS4 or even CS3 under Mavericks!!! classic own goal.
BTW just yesterday I was doing a keynote presentation in front of 40 people (doing 4 more in November alone) - all switching from PC to Mac...and OF COURSE I got asked about ways how to use Windows on a Mac...guess what I recommended Parallels Desktop...NOT!
40 prospective customers that are not buying Parallels now...
My colleagues do the same by the way.
And I do agree with Curtmantle if Parallels sold PD as some kind of subscription so people know before buying it would be a totally different story.
AND it is not true that all subscription services stop working after the subscription ended - like virus scanners I remember from my time on Windows - they were still usable but not updated anymore...
Last edited: Oct 29, 2013