I can understand all these perspectives, as we all might. Grumpy day? OK. Grumpy life? Even more OK. I'm appy to not be that way and sorry you are (I can have days like that too).
For those who paid full price, thank you for being early adopters and full supporters. I agree, the price is a bargain; there are much lesser apps that want to rent software at higher prices for just a year.
For those who benefit from the discount, or maybe wouldn't have bought it without the discount, good for you.
Software is tricky; sell 1,000 or 10,000 much of the cost is the same.
Selling anything is tricky, especially software. What's the right price?? You can never offer a discount or increase prices without many folks being ticked off.
I just hope Serif folks do good with their riches, if they earn that much (surely they did well, or maybe even alive because of the App of the Year award).
Regardless, no good reason to complain regardless what you paid; as I said, great price even at full price.
Thanks Serif and bleeding edge beta testers too.