I have literally mortgaged my house to develop a business and product dependent on Saxon. Although I still have no income, if $500 (I believe that is the SA price) would assure the functional availability of Saxon, I'd gladly pay it. I regret saying this as it makes bare the pressure on both of us. Even worse, I'm offering a payoff for backward compatibility, not advanced performance and functionality. This is the ugly side of software that I believe we all loathe.

Roger Kovack
I'm flattered and occasionally a little aghast at the reliance people place on Saxon, which would make most project managers I know go apoplectic! 
Clearly $500 doesn't buy you any guarantees, but it does subtly change the nature of the relationship. I try to respect all my users, but it's harder to tell those who are paying that I think they are wrong.
Michael Kay