I get periodic reminders, but I haven't found them to be intrusive. I am more bothered by the fact that version 7 continued to remind me that version 8.0 was available (I was not interested due to the shelf functionality being compromised), and failed to let me know that version 9 was available which seems to restore the desired action.
Yes, I'm on 8.6, I keep checking "skip this update" and it keeps reminding me of couple of days to upgrade to 9 which is "paid upgrade) (at least 5-10 times so far). I just happen to be in a financial rut at the moment and I can't do it right now - please stop bugging me about it
Hi, I totally agree with you about PF8.
Here is my personal opinion about the new version 9
In short: PF9 is doing great!
I am on the process of testing PF9 against each bug found on PF8 [which was horrible] and PF9 is performing great. Even the most implicit bug like "press and cancel 2 times Disk Image" which resulted on memory leak on PF8 and further imminent freeze on PF8: is solved on PF9.
PF version 9 is looking like the great old days of PF6 and PF7, at least until now, it is passing with success on my PathFinder bug-checklist verification.
I suggest you should give it a try on it, using PF9 Trial Version, before deciding to pay.
The developers seems to have [finally] done a great job on PF9!