I fail to see how you can compare the cost of DSL to Wordtracker which is in a totally different field?? Kind of like comparing the cost of apples and fish.
If the price of $42 per month is too steep, then just use the daily option, which works out to about $7 per day, and which is enough to do all your keyword research for one customer. I feel that the $7 is well worth it to ensure that my customer has the benefit of the best keyword research I can do for them.
I agree that I'm not comparing apples with apples, but in this regard there is no similar service or product that I know of that is directly comparable price wise. Therefore all I can do is compare the utility of two different Internet related services. It strikes me that the benifit of a full time DSL connection, which provides access to the entire web and email services far outweight a limited use tool such as Wordtracker.
But lets do the cost comparison another way. Lets compare the price of one software package with another. Say Wordtracker with Microsoft XP Pro. We all know Microsoft's prices are aggressive if not atrocious but Wordtracker is $223.00 per year and XP Pro which you can use for an unlimited time is $249.99 on Amazon. Given that we normally run an operating system for at least a couple of years this makes Wordtracker twice as expensive as XP Pro.
The name of this thread is WordTracker -- Worth The Money? I just happen to think it is overpriced. BTW my cost in Canadian dollars is $62 per month or $10 per day.
I have problems with the one day license because unless you are completely organized you can be distracted by some emergency and your day goes by without either starting or finishing your keyword research. The one week price is doubly atrocious so I buy a month at a time when I have a few projects.
What do I think would be a fair price? How about $15.00 per month or $120 per year?