Whilst I never paid as much as Alex above me, I did buy it when Google used to sell it. After Google made it free it got a bit buggy. I had to be careful not to tab between applications while effects where processing and it would crash on PS action batches. It progressed into crashing every time. Eventually someone online told me that it was a bug in the effect being returned to a new layer. Changing this stopped the crashes.
Like other people here I bought it as I would like to support further development and get full compatibility. I was a little disappointed to find that the DxO version still had the same bug when returning the effect to Photoshop. Yes it got fixed but it took a little while. I had actually been expecting some updates considering, I was really paying a second time for bug fixing, and had to wait for the bugs to get fixed. I was looking forward to some improvements.
Its very disappointing to find the only way to even receive an incremental improvement is to pay another £50. I have been looking forward to things like Analog FX effects getting an overhaul, an update to the textures that are used to create the effects, perhaps dynamically.
I’ll wait to see more detailed reviews of what has actually changed, but I am apprehensive based on previous experience of what I will have changed for the extra £50 considering it still had the old bugs on the last cash grab. Sorry to be cynical.
That will bring the total price up to almost £90. Sure there is a chance I’ll eat it if there are features I really want. However looking back, I could have continued with my old google version for all the use the DxO version 1 was. The only thing I am really doing is paying for versions 2/3 in instalments with FOMO.