I'll try to keep the story short:
So, I have been using some VST gear from VengeanceSound.com and was having a lot of success with them. The quality, especially on their multiband compressor, we're great for VST. A few weeks ago my Steinberg key went 'missing'. I've torn apart my apartment and retraced my steps so many times and have absolutely no clue where this thing is, so I called it quits and ordered a new one. Problem is my licenses can't transfer over to the new key without physical evidence of a broken key... which means anyone that loses a Steinberg key is just SOL. Go figure.
I contacted Vengeance and the best they would offer me to replace my software was a 20% discount. Now I'm starting to question whether or not I should pay basically the same price for all the stuff I already have.
Does anyone else have any recommendations for good VST mastering software at a good price for quality? I'll say that using Abelton's built in units are getting the job done, but shoddy at best