just seems expensive for what i get
If you bought the entire ODNT package, there are already three exclusively Windows 8 apps. Start8, Decor8, and ModernMix, and who knows what else Stardock has in the works for Win8. Then there is DeskScapes 8, Fences 2 and more already supported. Those programs alone comprise a great value. Others, although not "officially" supported yet work fine on Windows8 now. Being a current customer also gets you unlimited downloads from WinCustomize so you will never want for additional content.
WindowBlinds 8 is just around the corner. Be patient, I have no doubt it will be well worth the wait.