Ok, here we go. I've been using fences since it first came out. I found it totally by accident, having never heard of Stardock before.
I was well aware that it was beta, free, and would be expiring at the end of August. I also took note that there would be a pro version
coming, and I was very much anticipating buying it. As time wore on, fences became seamlessy integrated into my daily computing.
Both at home, and at work. I became very fond of fences. Nearing the end of August, I had decided that not only would I buy myself
a copy, but I would also buy a copy for all of my employees, all 112 of them. When fences expired, I quickly downloaded the next version.
I was surprised to see the expiration bug come up, but that was understandable. Anyone who plays with enough beta software will see things
like this often enough. The solution is usually to sit tight, report bugs, and wait until the developers have a chance to sort it out.
I was elated when later that day I found another update for it, squashing the expiration bug. I did notice however that the program had
pretty much doubled in size. Upon trying to install it, i recieved an error telling me that this program now requires IE7 or better. Ive had
other software make similar demands, and although you couldnt pay me money to use any version of IE, I very much wanted to continue to
use fences. I bit the bullet and installed IE7. Then i noticed that I am now required to install something called Impulse. I dont want it, and very obviously dont need it, since fences ran just fine without it previously. Thanks for forcing crapware on me. I was forced to install it just to post this. Not only will I not be buying fences for myself or my employees, I will never again even look in the direction of Stardock. Nice work guys, you have found the perfect way to eliminate customers.