Then I read the one review at Amazon about CT-ART 4.0.
Avoid this software like the plague.
First, it is not new - it is CT-ART 3.0 with Mate Studies added. If I had known that I wouldn't have bought it. And they lie on the box and in their web info. I only found out by going to their support site. Which is another nightmare, by the way.
Second, the new interface, Peshk is a Piece of Garbage. I own the software, I bought it, and will be returning it to the USCF. I can't get the thing I bought, CT-ART 4.0 not Peshk, to install or register it. In fact I can't even tell you where it is. I bought, I remind Convecta, a licensed copy of their software. I didn't buy the right to attempt to endlessly contact their server to get their permission to run something I own. Or endlessly write tech support for help. There is no excuse for this.
It is software from hell. You have no idea what you are supposed to do. Another example of bad programming from ChessNOTOk. Not to mention more bad English.
One star is too high. Even zero stars is too high. A waste of both time and money. Stay away from it at all costs.
Talk about a hot opinon! Needless to say, the reviewer gave it 1 star.
ChessCafe's shop has a few more reviews which are at least toned-down from the one at Amazon.
Has anyone purchased this new version? Is the Amazon reviewer correct or does (s)he have abnormally high expectations to begin with?
I also wonder if tactics-type software sales have dropped significantly since more and more tactics sites are available now.