I've always seen software purchases as comparable to eating at a buffet restaurant. You pay a price to walk in the door and get seated, and maybe a price for special extras (which, oddly, often includes a basic beverage), but then what you eat and how much is really up to you.
That may not be the best model, for either restaurants or software, but it seems to work well enough for the most part.
I would like to see a "price per feature" option for SQL Enterprise Edition. Probably too difficult to make that modular enough to work that way, but it would be nice if it could be done. On the other hand, would the confusion generated be worth it? I'm not sure.
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