There is a growing call among audio professionals to boycott Waves for unfair business practices. http://gearslutz.com/board/showthread.php3?t=50408&highlight=waves+boycott http://gearslutz.com/board/showthread.php3?t=54112 Unlike most applications where the user may eventually want to upgrade, The user is forced to upgrade or their license expires disabling the application. The most recent WUP upgrade is reportedly $400.00 Many of these audio professionals invested $2000-$2800+ for Waves products and the associated plug-ins unaware that they were essentially buying into a time limited lease of their software license. At least that's my take on the story. If the user has hardware trouble requiring a re-install of their hard drive, the license expires and Waves will not permit re-authorization unless the licensed user pays for the WUP update, essentially holding the user hostage. To make matters worse Waves is Pace iLok protected. This practice is a blatant, arrogant and insulting abuse of software licensing. I agree that a boycott is warranted.