This is a great deal because if you wait, the upgrade cost from 6.0 to 7.0 will be $399. So if you’re still on 6.0 like I was, and you’re thinking you’ll want to hop on Avid 7.0, it makes sense to just get 6.5 now and save yourself the $100. This really is an amazing deal. If I had bought Avid 6.5 last year, I would have to pay ANOTHER $299 to get 7.0. For those of us who don’t upgrade every single year, right now you can hit the sweet spot and hop 2 versions very cheaply.
Just make sure you REGISTER your software ASAP so you can download 7.0 when it ships.