At the end of last month, I purchased a the Mega Bundle Editor PHP set of Dreamweaver MX 2004 extensions from DMXZone.com - a site well known in the Dreamweaver extensions business. Two of my closest web dev colleagues swear by them for file uploading and general content management sections of web sites. Looking at my DMXZone account, I was reminded that I purchased the Pure PHP Image Bundle set of extensions in 2003. As a result, I was given a discount for the new set I purchased in May as it counted as an upgrade offer.
Yesterday, after demonstrating a page I had build with the Advanced HTML extension to AW, he pointed out that I had version 1 of the AdvHTML extension, that it was rubbish, and that I should have got version 2 instead - version 1 was soo old skool, that it should be considered "ye olde skoole". He even remembered a fact that I thought he would consider trivial - that version 1 didn't work with any Mac browsers!
So, I started looking into it in some detail, and it wasn't easy to understand the DMX Zone product range. To say, "it wasn't easy" is an understatement. Eventually, I came to the conclusion that I purchased the PHP Mega Bundle version 1, which didn't have the AdvHTML extension. At first, I was indignant and considered writing a stiff letter. A letter so stiff, in fact, that it would need to be written on cardboard. Not only that, I was also going to send it.
Instead, I decided to fork out the extra £55 or so, as in the end, the only extension that was different in the new and improved Mega Bundle Editor PHP 2 was the AdvHTML extension, and considering the previous upgrade, I've still paid less than had I bought the new stuff altogether.
There's a moral in there somewhere. I guess it's something to do with not jumping to conclusions because some poorly defined product ranges have hidden gems. Or something. Your guess is as good as mine.