Is it possible to upgrade to VMS 16 without the added bundled software. ATM it costs more to upgrade than it does to buy new. My experiences with the offered addons has not exactly enthralled me with them.
D'Oh! Sorry. I was talking about VMS Platinum, not the suite. I should have said. The addon on offer ATM is not part of the suite, but a (probably Lite) version of HitFilm Superhero Pack. Your link led me to the same offer.
Of course you don't have to download the extra inducement if you don't want it, but you don't get a discount for not doing so! But even at US$49.99 VMS16 Plat is a good buy. What version are you using at present?
I get what you mean about an inducement to buy. But not having the choice and, as you say possibly seeing a more suitable one next month will be annoying. But I guess it is what it is.
Right now I am using VMS 15 Platinum. I am pretty sure it was 16 Plat that I bought and it came with a Lite version of a Text creation plugin, which was no more than a toy. I asked for and received a refund. I can do better just using VMS.
The plugin before that (probably came with 15?) was a slow motion one, which I found was useless below 1/4 normal speed, as it produced really weird effects and strange blurring. Again I find VMS to be very smooth down to 1/4 speed and I would rather having to render and re-process to go lower, as well as the resulting flicker from Vegas, than what I was seeing from the plugin.
So two failed plugins (IME) is enough for me not to be enticed.