I’m half serious, half in jest, with this post.
Must say I’m getting frustrated and burned out with the minority of the new purchasers of Scrivener who suddenly show up in the forums ranting and raging about how they’ve been misled and how the software doesn’t do what they thought it would and how they are the center of the universe and L&L and the universe had better bow down in fear and trembling before their genius and self righteous anger, turn on a dime, apologize abjectly, refund and make everything right again…
I know many people now days are not being brought up with the concept of taking responsibility for themselves, their decisions and actions and their lives, but man, this gets old…
Leap into purchasing and using Scrivener for a complicated project, without first trying the free full feature evaluation version to do proof-of-concept testing on a portion or all of the project… Do use the evaluation version, wait a few months so that memory becomes unreliable, purchase, then announce that were mislead as to what the software can do… Wow. The post for the last one was titled something like “I was misled”. I so wanted to respond… “let me help you with that… I misled myself”.
Sigh. Don’t know how L&L folks manage to stay civil and responsive in the face of such.
Anyway, leads me to wonder if results in enough grief that might be worth inserting some notes/prompts in the purchase process/screens to the effect that “while we’ll be glad to take your money now, have you first tried the free evaluation copy, to assure that Scrivener is the tool for you?.. Scrivener is good, but it’s not magic or the only such software. If you haven’t, go try it and the other software first, then come back and purchase when you are comfortable that Scrivener is the tool, or one of the tools, that you want.”
Superb product. Thank you.
Okay, got that out of my system. Cranky old man signing off.