When it comes down to it, there is absolutely nothing that Cloanto provide that can't be got for free on the internet and that also includes their products. If they were investing in the development of programs or hardware or improved workbench or even rom images, then I would maybe support them to a degree. They do not though and as it has been mentioned by many others in this thread they offer very little for such a high price and the stuff they have on their disks is someone else's hard work which is plonked on as a filler. Pretty poor value for a potential buyer.
I have enjoyed reading many of the comments in the thread, its well worth reading and thankfully there are a lot of other folk who posted in it that also think people are being taken for a ride with Cloanto's product and the "legal roms and workbench" type crap.
If anyone has read this, then go to the start of the thread and enjoy