I've been looking at Start8 and possibly upgrading it to Object Desktop.
I have 6 computers I use in my household. I read the EULA and it states, "Install and use one (1) copy of the Software on a single computer."
While I understand a developer deserves his due, that seems a little draconian, especially considering that Stardock always has talked about not making DRM punitive. I'm not saying there shouldn't be limits, but it's hard to justify $30 in this economy when I can get http://www.classicshell.net/ for free.
I'm not saying a workman isn't worth his wages, but at the same time it's an attempt to nikel and dime someone who legitimately wants to purchase the software.
Before you start calling me a cheap bastard or saying what a jerk I am, I'd like to point out that I wouldn't be making this thread if I wasn't interested in purchasing Start8. Heck, I know where to torrent it, but rather than that, I'll go with Classic Shell than steal from Stardock, because I have had a softspot for them since GCII.