The Chief Architect D.I.Y. 2012 software is very powerful and it can do many neat things! I have had countless hours of fun playing with it! I have owned several previous versions of the Chief Architect D.I.Y. software, and they do make improvements with each new version. The Customer Service end(customer support),of the product runs HOT and COLD. If you call Chief Architect, and happen to get the right person, they could not be more helpful and knowledgeable; however, if you call, and get the wrong person,...forget it, you might as well be speaking two different languages. This version(2012), of Chief Architect didn't come with any NEW "Content Downloads", "Bonus Catalogues" or "Manufacturers Catalogues" on the Chief website which made me very sad, but Chief Architect is Re-Tooling their libraries, so hopefully they will have New libraries for the 2012 D.I.Y. version avalible to everyone soon.(?) The software is also not what I would call "intuitive", meaning you really should read ALL the directions before starting, because if you don't, you may have to redo parts of your designs later. This complexity is part of what makes the DIY software so powerful. There may also be a discount for both renewing the software(getting the latest version), or upgrading the software to the full Chief Architect product. (This D.I.Y. product is NOT what I would call cripple ware! HOWEVER it does not do EVERYTHING the FULL VERSION OF C.A. DOES.) Chief MAY offer you a discount certain times of the year, or if you buy it at a Trade show that the folks at Chief are attending. OVERALL I LOVE THE PRODUCT... AND I WOULD GIVE IT 4 1/2 STARS IF I COULD!