koink wrote:The discussion is about new users... get a clue, a'it?
No need to get testy.
I was talking about new users. Once the software is purchased, if it works for what it was originally purchased for, then whether or not there is future development on the software is beside the point. Look at George R.R. Martin. He still writes on a wordstar word processor. He hasn't updated to a newer one because he's used to wordstar, and it fits his workflow. It doesn't matter that word has far more features than wordstar, or that wordstar doesn't even exist as a company any more. At the point where he bought wordstar, companies didn't tell users crap about update schedules, or future development. That didn't matter in his purchase. Wordstar did what he wanted it to do RIGHT THEN. So, my comment about purchasing if it meets your workflow now applies to new users, or to users that have used Sublime for years. If it's not meeting your needs, move on to something else, but don't base your purchase on what some software says it will deliver 6 months from now. If you do, you'll be screwed when they decide feature X is too much effort and it gets dropped. When I buy software, I buy it on the premise that it meets my needs now, not in some future release.