Yet another obvious rip-off on the MC commercial
Cost of over 6 years of maintenance and purchase for ArcGIS: more than $6000
Time it takes for ArcGIS 9.1 to try and dissolve 11K features and then fail: over 6 hours
Time to export 11k polygons to a shapefile: 4 minutes
Time it takes ArcView 3.3 to dissolve 11k polygons: 1.5 minutes
Feeling it gives you when the software that is end of lifed with no maintenance costs beats the pants off ArcGIS: priceless
Remind me again why I am not doing all my habitat modeling in ArcView 3.3?