If the starting point is USD$200, with current exchanges rates as they are, it'll cost us here in Oz upwards of AUD$305... so I'm rather hoping MS will consider this and the recession gripping the entire World and realistically price Win 7 according to the current economic climate. If it does not, then the uptake of Win 7 will be slow at best and Vista may even beat it with regard to licenses sold in the first 12 months.
With 500,000 jobs tipped to be lost here in Oz over the next six months or so, and the decreasing value of the dollar reducing the propensity to pay... thus pushing the nation closer to the brink of depression, it's unlikely Win 7 will have a great uptake here if the starting price is anything like Vista's @ $387 for Home Premium (full retail version).... closer to $500 for Vista Ultimate (full)
So yeah, let's hope that MS factors in these things when formulating its price... and for sure, an affordable 'family license' deal would be a blessing, also. To equip 3 machines with Vista Ultimate at the time it cost my mother, misssus and I AUD$1100 +. Those were much better economic times, however, and while we would only have to consider 2 licenses this time around (my mother has returned to the UK to live), it just isn't going to happen without a family license concession on top of more reasonable starting prices.