I think it's a good idea. Thanks, David. I have most the software on my computer in the house, and only downloaded what I needed to run RTTY and for logging on the computer I use while mobile. Best of both worlds, imo. Your mileage, and opinion, may vary. Other than changing the settings in commander to match the radio I'm using, and entering my station info, there were no manuals to dig into. I think it is pretty straight forward and simple to use. There are, however, help guides, and David is just an email (or yahoo group post) away. As for most people not being interested in everything dxlab can do, you're probably correct. I don't use spot collector, pathfinder or propview. Some people do. I use commander for rig control for rtty/psk. Others do use it for rotor control etc. I used dxkeeper alone for a good while before I decided I needed more. Stand alone programs that work extremely well together to do as much, or as little, as each op deems necessary. The choice to download/not download, use all of/parts of those programs is up to the individual. I like choice. edit: apparently I was typing the same time David was. He answered better than I did.