[See the update -- 1Password changed their policy today!]
I was read to buy 1Password. I clicked to purchase, and discovered 1Password uses license tokens!
I'd never have invested in testing the product if I'd known that. These encrypted license tokens are a pain to manage and store. I want nothing to do with 'em. Mercifully, they're not too common ... yet.
So now I'm back looking for an iPhone password management solution. Maybe FileMaker will deliver Bento/iPhone with encryption and I won't have to bother with a dedicated app.
I'll try to avoid this mistake again. From now on, I'll walk through the purchase process before testing a product to avoid an entire class of nasty surprises.
Update 9/3/08: To be fair to 1Password, I went to the trouble of writing an email so they'd know this was a problem for one customer. They wrote back and said something like "yeah, you're right, as of today registration gets you a regular registration number". So they'd been hearing this was a problem. I'll download the new version and register tonight.