I balked at the £55 upgrade for next to nowt, and hoped there would be a better offer, which there was today. Those that paid the higher price have every right to be pissed off and hope they are clamouring for refund.
Also on Black Friday offer was Affinity Photo - THE WHOLE WORKS for the same £34 same as mere upgrade price on PL2 + free trial. I already knew it arguably needed a course on how to use it, whereas to my mind, software that needs a course is badly designed. (and I include full 3D architectural Microstation, which I used professionally and which came with step-by-step tutorials and tool-tracking).
If I was a professional photographer outputting mostly to images for print, I can see it has a more precise tool set all round. Being obviously designed for PS freaks (only unable/unwilling to pay up) it has the expected arcane interface and it was such a pleasure to get back to PL where everything is so intuitive and simple. And perfectly adequate for printing A4 or A5 greetings cards and display on pBase forum, which is all I am down to.