I recently downloaded version 2 and notice that some tools don't work quite the same as in version 1. I haven't messed with it enough to figure it all out yet...and yes someday I will have to save up and get the full version. Anyway...I spend much of my time on a site LOTRPlaza.com and in their art forum I have encouraged folks to try ArtRage and have even written a couple of simple tutorials. All made with Version 1. Isn't there anyway you can keep version 1 available for download? There was such a beauty in its simplicity.