I am one of those that purchased recently and got an email for a gratis upgrade. After a number of downloads, comparison of file sizes of upgrade downloads and a download of v. 9 trial, I have come to the conclusion that all links point to download files of v. 8 (file name of ver. 9, however) and not v. 9. This was confirmed when I tried to install several different download files and could not use the new serial number given in the email. When I used my old ver. 8 serial the file installed and when I checked, it said it was ver. 8 and not 9. I have asked support to fix this anomoly. Cheers.