Hi HPS, If it is simple stuff you are going to be modelling in Solidworks and you are an experienced user - then it probably isn't worth the support fee. However, even if you do buy the support - you will not get the bugs fixed instantly- it can take several years before they fix the bug - depending on how "serious" the bug is. I remember when 2007 was released - we were identifying maybe 1 to 2 bugs a week - and some of those were very serious - but then 2007 was probably there worst release yet. If you are not an experienced user - then it can be helpful to have someone to talk to - to try and solve your particular problem - so in this case support is beneficial. Hope this helps you to make up your mind.