NEED shouldn't play a part in the determination of a new version. If that were the overriding criteria, none of us would be using computers at all, because we don't NEED computers for genealogy. There are many, many features that RootsMagic doesn't currently have that it could ... starting with the dozens of wishlist items that have been repeated over the years, some of them carrying over from FO. Any SINGLE ONE of those major wishes might be worth the upgrade price.
To imply that RootsMagic is "OK" as-is presents a near-sighted, short-term outlook for its financial future and name recognition as one of the better genealogy software programs. Continuing to evolve and introduce new features and functions is called staying ahead of the competition and acknowledging the wants of your customer base. Heard of anyone selling wringer washing machines lately? Phonograph records? 8-track tape players? The list goes on and on. If RM doesn't present a new and substantially improved version soon, somebody else will come along with a better mousetrap - guaranteed ... and that is not my opinion!
Well said Ludlow Bay, I was starting to think I was behaving like a selfish child just wanting the latest toy
The genealogy market and availability of information is changing rapidly and programs need to at least keep pace and provide us with new and intuitive ways of digesting and manipulating all this information and not forgetting new ways to present it to others.
Alfred, I need bread and water so everything else must be a want (there I feel better already), we evolved to walk on two legs since that seemed to be a better way and the human spirit naturally strives for improvement, otherwise we wouldn't have this wish list, would we?
There now, that's kept me occupied for another day.