Just an update...... Kolor has followed through in superior customer support
and allowed me to purchase APG 2.5 with APT 1.5 for the price of APG 2.0 with Tour.
Since APG 2.5 is only a minor
upgrade according to Kolor and other posts in this forum, it was sad (and confusing) to hear of the major change in APG 2.0 buy the removal of the Tour program. I still feel, as other do here, that the future customers.... especially the hobbyist... are going to be seriously discouraged by the division of the two and by the new added costs. Kolor says that APP 2.5 is much more like APG and that buying APP 2.5 and APT 1.5 is very much like having APG 2.0 with the tour as was previous. Truth is, it's still not the same. APP 2.5 still is not APG. Making the compromise isn't that easy.
I do know that things would have been less confusing had Kolor spelled out their intentions in removing Tour from APG directly on the product info and purchase pages of thir website (for example "Hey there, we're removing Tour from this program and selling it solo for way more money so buy it now before the change comes!"), this fact alone might have motivated more sales prior to the release of this new version with it's changes. But then again, none of us knew when the release was going to come either.
All I can say now is that it was never clear to me that Tour was going to be split from APG and sold seperate nor was I aware of the major price increases in the split and yet Kolor stepped up and did the best thing a company can do and supported it customers and in my case obtained a new loyal customer during a difficult product transition. Thanks Kolor!