So, I work in software and so I know that sometimes a software vendor is not able to do things in as streamlined a manner as possible. However, Cakewalk has taken the cake (no pun intended) when it comes to doing whatever they can to piss off their customers. I have been using (and upgrading) Cakewalk software for almost 10 years. When their new X1 was announced I was all kinds of giddy. When it was released I was even more so… until I tried to upgrade.
What? I need to get customer service to validate that I can purchase your software? Never mind that all of my purchases can be easily seen on my existing Cakewalk.com account.
So, me being a loyal customer (did I say I've been using their stuff for almost 10 years) I contacted Cakewalk technical support… last Wednesday.
Today is Monday the 13th and I'm still waiting for customer support to give me permission to upgrade their software.
Like I said; I'm in the software business and I know that sometimes you can't just let things go. But seriously? I have NEVER seen a company force you to wait for customer service to give you the green light to PURCHASE an upgrade for a RELEASED software package. I already have a love/hate relationship with Sonar. Guess which way the scale is starting to tip…