With the change to the pricing model, if I were a new user then I’d probably hold off purchasing. It’s the uncertainty on the release date for 3.0 that’s causing these questions.
I know you can’t say “it’s going to be Feb-18” for example, but why don’t you consider offering a longer free upgrade period for new users during this transition phase? Perhaps make an announcement that any new users purchasing 2.6 from now on will get a free upgrade to 3.0 when it arrives.
If you don’t do this and people don’t buy 2.6 now then they will end up using something this season and could we’ll end up staying away from SGP for good.