AnyDVD is changing "its update policy from free lifetime updates to an annual subscription fee. All license purchases made before January 1st, 2009 will not be affected by this change; as promised, all licenses purchased before 2009 will still be honoured under Slysoft's free lifetime update policy." I have been considering ripping my legally owned DVDs to a HDD to watch on my TV and have debated on whether to buy AnyDVD or use something that is Mac native like Fairmount in conjunction with Toast 9 Titanium (which I own). I also run Win XP in Fusion on my MacBook, so the OS for SlySoft's software is not an issue. I would rather try this for myself, but will probably not have time until after the deadline for the change in SlySoft's update policy. I have read quite a few posts here on the forums, and it seems the Mac software is fraught with problems, and I am not sure how well FairMount will do with future releases. Can anyone comment on FairMount with OS X? Does it have problems with some DVDs? $100 is a lot for SlySoft's Software (AnyDVD HD and Clone DVD), but ease of use is a consideration. Thoughts?