I'm seriously quite shocked after reading this thread. Some people are extremely greedy. My personal theory is that this is what might happen if you send out keys mainly to 2+2 users where many are making lots of money.
Did you forget that you volunteered for this? They were simply asking for help and this is your chance to make the program better. They never said anything that could possibly have given you the impression that you'd get free licenses if you got chosen to the alpha. This is how alpha tests work generally. You sign up to help, not to get free software. I've been testing a lot of software and it's not often that the developers even give back anything at all. Personally I'm glad and even quite honoured to contribute, and I was before the free keys were announced as well. If I do what I can to help making this a better software, I will gain tons more on it in the long run, even if I have to buy the software.
[quote="ltdrichard"enz]I would have contributed a lot in exchange for something. You dont work for free, neither do i...[/quoteenz]
Seeing as they've probably sent out about 100 keys by now and there's maybe 10-15 people actually contributing, I can't believe how you can be expecting to just sign up and get the software for free, and then leave comments like this one. Just think about it for a second, nearly 90 of the ones that have been sent keys haven't written anything at all, or have been about as helpful with their feedback as you have.
This is only speculating since the prices aren't announced but if we'd just presume that it would be same prices as PT2 and PAH they'd lose $80 on each and everyone of these people (though surely it's going to be more than that with PT3, quite rightly) that clearly haven't bothered to even try to contribute to the development, that's over $7000 that surely could find better use in the development process to make the software better. Since you're not helping.