We understand your frustration with iLok2, truth be told, we wish we didn't have to use iLok at all. It certainly isn't our intent to ask you to change your current iLok or to buy anything new, but we did feel the need to require iLok2 because of the superior protection it offers. Anticipating the burden on our customers we created the option to purchase a plug-in bundle with an iLok2 for an extra $12 (http://www.eventidestore.com/h3naplildo.html). This way Eventide is essentially splitting the cost of the iLok2 with you. I hope this makes the proposition a bit more palatable.