When VS X4 was released, was there a topic named "Wishlist for VS X5"?
If there was, and users added their issues and desired enchancements to the wishlist, has anybody taken the time to find out exactly what (or IF) Corel incorporated into X5 based upon user suggestions?
I bought VS Pro X5 Ultimate and I noticed the long wishlist for fixes/enhancements to a future version "X6," but now that X6 is released, I don't see that Corel paid any attention whatsoever to this forums' "wishlist"! They added a couple of new things but as far as I can tell, they still have their heads up their *****.
They NEVER fixed reported issues or offered any other enhancements to VS Pro X5 by providing several patchs! For X5, they released only 1 single patch, and it was a very lame one at that! Instead, they simply bypassed the effort to provide customer product support and are now selling X6, leaving us who paid for X5 screwed. To upgrade from X5 to X6 costs the same amount of money that I paid for X5 --- which is an absurd amount for a current user to upgrade! It's rediculous the way they operate.
Users who bought and own X5 Pro should pay no more than 40% of the retail cost of X6 to upgrade to it, or even less, since X6 probably includes most of the unresolved issues reported by users of version X5 (plus, new ones in X6!). What a gimmick they run.
My "wish" for X7 Pro would be that Corel would wake up to reality and perform as a responsible company and to offer Quality, REAL SUPPORT OPTIONS without charge to customers who paid for that product, and to reward them with significant discounts towards upgrading from a current version to the next version. But mostly, Corel should provide tested updates in a timely manner (not just once-per-year!) to current products. Users shouldn't be forced into discarding a paid-for product merely because Corel wants to force people into buying an "unknown" product (which Corel calls a "new" version).
Over the years, Corel has certainly lost its reputation. I remember how it used to be many years ago before the stockmarket bottom line became the foremost thought in their minds. I still like some of the Corel products; I just do not like they way they are exploiting their customer base merely for profit. Except for the quality support on this/these forums, Corel's support is non-existant.
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