Well, regardless of the rights and wrongs of the matter and other issues of business ethics and such, I would say (analytically speaking) that SlySoft has lost some integrity with the whole lifetime license thing. Not with the software of course, but on the business side. The next time SlySoft runs a similar kind of event (providing they stay around to do so ), people will be reluctant to trust them. That is why it is very important for any business to always be extremely certain of their decisions before publicly running with them. People who purchased a lifetime license got a great product and will save money in the long run (again, providing SlySoft is able to stay around!), but I have to say I do feel bad for people who bought several lifetime licenses because they were dismayed at the idea of never being able to buy one again, and even more so if the powers that be manage to shut SlySoft down (God forbid).