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Re: Why buy ST2 is so expensive ?

Postby tux. on Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:46 pm

pier wrote:If you are a student just use the free version and stop complaining.


AFAIK there is no TextWrangler for Windows.

slow-runner wrote:yes.


Why? I, for one, will probably leave ST for Emacs then.
Not everyone has the money for that.
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Re: Why buy ST2 is so expensive ?

Postby GrantSP on Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:54 am

I'll chime in here.

I too, when I first came upon Sublime Text, asked "why so expensive?"
For me it was a big deal, I am a pensioner and only code part-time to keep my mind active but after only a few days I changed my mind.
I am using the beta of version 3 and there is NO WAY I could ever go back to something else.
If you only want to edit text then fine go somewhere else but if you want a tool that does ALL that ST does, and as fast, then there is no option.

This is without a question one of the finest pieces of software I have ever used and I will, and do, tell any who listen to use it.

So to answer the question posed in the OP:

Because it is simply the best at doing what it does and if you think it is too expensive then you are not using it for it's right purpose.

Put it this way. Would you buy a Ferrari if you were only going to drive to the shops and back? No. You'd get by with a Mazda or something.
But if your neighbour said "here use my Ferrari, and if you want you can help with the fuel costs, otherwise no problem." Would you drive it and complain about how much fuel it uses? Or say "Wow. I'm driving a Ferrari."

Sublime Text == Ferrari
good neighbour == developers
complaining user == ?
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Re: Why buy ST2 is so expensive ?

Postby Barabas on Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:57 pm

If you don't want to buy it don't buy it.
I've used ST2 for a long time when I was a student, but never bought it because I didn't have much money to spare. When I got a job I didn't have to think twice about buying ST3. It's great and considering the time I spend using it ST hardly costs me anything.
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Re: Why buy ST2 is so expensive ?

Postby javaporter on Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:43 pm

Sublime Text is the best software purchase I've ever made. I'll happily buy ST3 the day it goes on sale even if the price is 10x ST2. My only complaint about this software is that it has set the bar so high, every other software is trash in comparison.

I look back at the days when I was sadly leaving Textmate, and I can't believe I ever dragged my feet. Sublime Text is the best software I've ever used.

(Although I still miss the transparency feature Textmate had.)
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Re: Why buy ST2 is so expensive ?

Postby g4mby on Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:07 am

I use vim/gvim/cream, emacs, jed, kate and now Sublime Text on Kubuntu linux depending on exactly what I need to do.

Admittedly I may never get to learn how to use any of these to the full but I bought ST purely for its regex and search capabilities. With huge text files to edit and keep up to date I found that the other linux editors that I have available just didn't meet my needs. $70 was very well spent in my case.
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Re: Why buy ST2 is so expensive ?

Postby Saxi on Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:22 pm

Months ago, I'd say Sublime Text is totally worth the price and isn't expensive at all.
But the fact you get zero support with it and he rarely responds to a support request, Jon refuses to turn on email notification for the forums so you have to waste tons of time checking for responses to posts or just not get any responses I'd have to say yes it is over priced.

Love the product, and really love it works on Windows & Mac so seamlessly but at a premium price for a text editor the lack of respect he has for his customers is epic.
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Re: Why buy ST2 is so expensive ?

Postby tux. on Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:36 pm

Saxi wrote:so you have to waste tons of time checking for responses to posts


http://sourceforge.net/p/updatescanner

That said, the support here is quite bad indeed.
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Re: Why buy ST2 is so expensive ?

Postby Saxi on Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:51 pm

tux. wrote:
Saxi wrote:so you have to waste tons of time checking for responses to posts


http://sourceforge.net/p/updatescanner

That said, the support here is quite bad indeed.


It isn't quite bad, it's non-existent.

I don't use firefox, but I have a tool I use to monitor for updates, but it's a pain to have to keep adding each thread and having it go out and check hundreds of threads over time for updates. It's pathetic having to do that just because Jon thinks setting up a mail server is too much work (it is likely already available on his Rackspace server and if not it takes 30 seconds to setup) yet takes us thousands of hours to monitor on our end.
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Re: Why buy ST2 is so expensive ?

Postby GrantSP on Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:28 am

Unbelievable!!

You bleat about getting no support and think the software is too expensive.

If it is so bad why are so many users here talking about how great it is.
What do want Jon to do? Continue working on making a great product or respond to your whining?

All I can say is, if I were Jon I would be glad not having to deal with inconsiderate and ignorant users like you.

If you don't like something, just walk away from it. Or are you just here to spark a response?
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Re: Why buy ST2 is so expensive ?

Postby tux. on Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:33 pm

GrantSP wrote:If it is so bad why are so many users here talking about how great it is.


Because they don't want to fiddle with Emacs which can do everything Sublime Text can do (except PCRE support) but need more configuration?

Seriously, Sublime Text is a good product out of the box. It just becomes a pain in the ass if you need support.
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