Upgrade is $200 from what I've been told, but you will be able to install it on both a desktop and a laptop for that price. My partner and I have been playing with it since it first went up on the site. We're in the process of converting 6 existing tours into the new format, so that they will be consistant with the next 74 that we have contracted for.
All in all, I'd say we are more positive than negative about the new version. Yes, there are still lots of areas that need polishing, some things added or changed, and I'll list these as we see them when I have a bit more time.
No, the GUI may not be as intuitive as 1.3, but after fiddleing around with it until 5 in the morning, it shows promise.
As for the price and upgrades, it would perhaps be advisable for EasyPano to offer 1 year of free upgrades as many other companies do, and to release more often, with tweaks and patches.
We're going to continue to work with it and provide constructive critique where appropriate as well as kudos.
Personally, I'd like to see EasyPano hold the same position in the Virtual Tour market as Photoshop holds in the image manipulation market. Wishful thinking? Let's wait a bit longer and see what the final release looks like. Talking with customer service rep, the beta test is supposed to end around Feb. 2nd, depending on the state of bugs/patches at that point. Will be extended if needed.
I know we've all been about as patient as we can for about as long as possible, especially those of us making our living using the software. I'm willing to wait just a wee bit longer, hoping for the best.