First off, yeah, sorry, we don't do sales. The good thing is, if you buy our stuff used then you can often sell it for the same price a year later. We have that somewhat strange philosphy about "favouring early adopters" over new customers. Thus, typically, the earlier you buy, the better value you get. Many people bought Zebra for 79$ in 2003, and all we ever asked for was a 20$ upgrade in the whole span of 8 years. So while entrance may be steep, we don't have any plans to milk you thereafter
As for multicore support... think about it. There are a few sample playback plugins which do disc streaming (doesn't Kontakt have an add-on disc streaming dll?). Anything that accesses files for the audio process needs to be multithreaded, thus may run a timer based sample reader on separete thread/core.
Now what we do is, we open a thread for each voice and let the system decide what core to run them on. This turned out to be faster than any "clever" scheduling we tried to come up with ourselves, including some hosts that think they're smarter in this.
Unfortunately it doesn't help much on multicore cpus with shared memory controllers. But it works wonders on i5/i7 and whatever else came out in recent years.