Maybe I missed this last year, but if so it wasn't because of being my normal sloppy self. I decided to look at what MS wanted for a renewal and I saw these 2 options. The std version is $200 new, $150 for renewal. That's a lot more attractive than the $200-$250 I paid last year. Pro version is $350 new, $250 renewal. There are differences of course but what most here will want to know is if there are any meaningful differences in what you can dl. As far as I can tell, no. All the stuff that is not in the std membership is enterprise, high-end commercial stuff. But the thing that blew me away was the fucking list of shit that's available. I never saw even half of it in the Technet download list, so how the fuck were you supposed to get it? I swear to god there is so much software that I can't believe it hasn't imploded under its own weight and given birth to a binary star system. (get it? Binary software . . . binary star . . . If you're about ready to punch me out, stand in line and wait your turn penis breath). The link to the spreadsheet with the info is here. You'll either have to open it or save it - no option to view on line apparently. If I can get the renewal for $150, I might go for it. I mean, there are other benefits as well so it's not JUST about the software. Let's hear some opinions.