I had never come across this software before, but managed to find this: UnityPDF [Review]
Yeah, I share some of those concerns. It feels like "half a program".
It's slowly growing that the "golden age" of free spirited developers working on new projects is starting to wane. And when a dev runs out of time, a bad habit is growing that they sit on the problem for "some months" (or more!), then rush the ending "so, we can't support this any more, so we'll close down in 25 days." Notice they even mentioned "we won't host it anymore" - that just feels like a red herring. Hosts out there are screaming for new clients in the onslaught of Facebook, and unlike TrueCrypt with severe security implications, this is "just a PDF handler" - dead on the money to transfer hosting for sure, and possibly even development to someone.
So, I'm sorry for being a little grumpy, but I'm starting not to like this "take my ball and go home" philosophy that's seeping around the edges.
Some of us were talking about some declines in the shareware world, and this is one of the reasons why.
And ha14 - are you part of that team? You're right you can't just "do a free for personal use and make commercial companies pay" - if not for the workers doing it themselves, mid level managers of all types get sleazy and don't want to pay for licensing.
I firmly believe that you make a free version for *anyone* that does *almost* everything, and then *very very carefully* pick a couple of world class stunning Pro features that no one else has (because you look over the market) and that's what the biz will pay for because biz's have money if it really works.