I really wanted to try the demo...I still plan to buy the VCC but I still wanted to try it first.
I hope Steven and the team will make it possible to demo it with the Ilok.
I bought it without trying it :( I didn't want to but I figured that it's $50 cheaper to do so now. I believe that, now that iLok2 is here, all companies will be releasing new versions as iLok2-only. It's inevitable. If you are going to use iLok, you are locked into synchro'ing with iLok's release schedule. I figure that, at worst, I pay $250 for VCC and don't like it so I sell it for $200 and keep the iLok2 for the future.
there is no software I want enough to fool with copy protection.
Some would suggest you don't want the software enough. If you did, an iLok wouldn't be such a big deal.
Personally, I'm with you but somewhat neurotic about it. Something behind the meaning of it's very existence. Something about the world "dongle". I don't know. I don't like them..don't have any...don't want any. There are a few software packages I would buy in an instant...but show me a dongle and I do the virtual walkaway. The "i" in iLok is for "insulting". Guess I'm just too narrow-minded to get past that.
I agree at the minute ilok2 only is a bit silly (uness they're getting a kickback!) - but in general, I have no problem with using an ilok...you plug it in, you synchronise it (1 time only), and bang. done. wheres the hassle?!!