Theresa, I agree that UFT at $40 is still a good buy - when upgraded to 2.8 it is still the best program for many users - certainly for our needs. (Not counting UFT 3.1.)
You also noted: >My beef is that Genealogy.com gave up too fast and did not stick with its effort to develop a 32-bit version.
The problem was, Genealogy.com did not have the capability to develop the 32 bit version and make money, the way they were selling the product. If they had continued, we the users would benefit, but I don't think the owners would ever get their money back.
You can complain about their poor marketing (giving it away through big box stores), the problems with all the changes in management and staff, and maybe just plain poor product management. The bottom line (and that is what it is all about in the capitalist world) is, they just couldn't do it. The problem was not the decision to pull the plug, but rather a number of bad decisions made by various companies over the past few years.
Now if Wholly Genes could just add a few of the unique UFT features to TMG ...