Does anyone understand the Mathematica upgrade treadmill these days? With the minor releases (
10.3) coming out fairly quickly and the upgrade price associated with each, I have no idea what my upgrade strategy should be. Anyone have an upgrade strategy that treats you well, and that you're willing to share?
I used to wait for
10.0.1 and then enthusiastically pay to upgrade, but under the new release cadence, my "approach" is to sit here lustily eying up the release notes for each minor release, but otherwise paralyzed-from-upgrading, which surely isn't the intended effect. I almost wonder if WRI is trying to shock us into the new-ish Annual Subscription model.
I'm a home user with no institution, so I am, for better or worse, on my own to cover the cost.