@KaBoom - I think that we’re on the same page. However, as a software developer I don’t view trial or evaluation software as crippleware. It is what it says that it is – trial or evaluation versions of the software.
It offers you just enough functionality to determine if you want to shell out more money for the complete product, and I think that 30 days is more than enough time to evaluate the software.
You don’t need to press every button or menu item to determine if the software is for you, in my opinion.
It’s a fair arrangement. Think about it. There aren’t many other products that give you a chance to try before you buy.