Get Reaper and pay the $70 down the road if you can and if you like it. The nag-ware element is not a big deal at all. And yeah, don't steal. I mean really. Would you like it if people stole your work? People don't like to pay taxes, but we DO get something for it. Imagine if your coworkers and customers just helped themselves to your wallet. Just because it's easy to do and a lot of people do it doesn't make it not theft. "former software pirate" is no badge of honor. In a lot of cases, like Reaper, you're stealing from people who invest a lot of money and show the most trust. Pay them if you can, and try to be honest with yourself.