And I'm glad you're a happy camper, no offense was intended. But I thought it funny when I read AP's comment on it being free and the ROI, because the first thought that went through my head was 'well, they're hoping you like it, upgrade to the latest version, and stick with it for the foreseeable future". I simply found it amusing when you posted something along those lines a few posts later.
You should probably be the one who's offended since I made the silly assumption about what you meant, I just assumed you were implying they were pulling a bait and switch or some such. Internet cynicism, y'know?
I had been planning on buying DXO 9 for a while anyway, then had decided to wait for 10 since I thought it would be soon. Then this deal came along, and $150 seemed too good to pass up. And it turns out I got 10 for that price. Well actually, it ended up being I got 10+ViewPoint 2.5 for $179. I guess maybe I am a sucker.
Still a happy one though.
This one is ISO 12,800 from a 5D3 with a Tamron 150-600. PRIME does a very good job of removing noise without smearing detail. I'd say that 99% of the detail is still there, and the image looks way less noisy. I'm very impressed.