Believe me I genuinelly paid about £600 for Borland C++ Builder 6 Professional.
I haven’t used it much yet except going through a C++ tutorial book, but I don’t really regret it.
I bought it on the assumption that the company I work for would reimberse me when I use it to write something they needed. I supplied what they needed but not using this software. They never reimbersed me. meh. I own it now and one of these days I’m gonna get the programming bug I used to have and write some killer app.