Any other Shooting Star users here?

Just curious. I have used the PC based Shooting Star program for auction tracking and post-auction follow up for going on four years. Personally, I have yet to find anyone else who can touch it for ease of use, and easy on the eyes. I've tried Vendio, Auction Hawk, and Spare Dollar - and always went back to SS. Plus I've demo'd and researched quite a few more.

My problem with them is a little like my problem with SD, except they have good customer service: How long will they be around? The software is a one-shot payment type of deal, and free upgrades for the life of...well, of Shooting Star. Not much incentive there to improve the thing (though this is a hypothetical problem at this point). However, their sister outfit, Poster Toaster has been in beta for *years* and they recently admitted to "having to take on some paying work to pay the bills," hence no recent updates. This just doesn't sound comforting to me.

I'd love to see someone like Auctiva incorporate the features that make SS great (IMHO). Truthfully, I'd like to see them swallow it whole. I'd pay monthly for that alone. I worry that someday they'll be gone, which would be a shame. Their user interface is so intuitive - in one second I can tell if I should be getting nervous about anything. And I like their e-mails and auto-reminders. They don't have Automated WBN, but that could be fixed easy enough. I'd don't know how well it would work with high-volume sellers, but that could be investigated. Seems like they have a lot of loyal users on their boards.

Anyway: Does anybody else here use them? If so, do you like 'em as well as me, i.e. like to see someting similar when Auctiva gets theirs going?

And...have I missed any other programs out there that are similar in form and function?

CB - who has no pecuniary interest in SS...just is a satisfied user.
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