Red-Gate just announced their descision to figureably poo in the dinner of .NET developers worldwide by charging $35 for Reflector coming from this March.
I'll remind everyone that this is something we predicted back in 2008.
Has anyone ever been annoyed by Reflector's polling of the update servers and refusing to run if an update is available? Well, no-doubt they'll use that pissy tactic to force everyone to "upgrade".
Ever since Red-Gate took over I haven't seen any improvements in the product, and in-fact it started crashing for the first time (just from playing around with the Call Analyser tool).
So the speculation is that Red-Gate is shooting themselves in the foot over this; all they'll do is spark the development of a fully open-source CIL disassembler. CIL isn't too dissimilar to Java's bytecode, and open-source disassemblers exist for those too. I'd volunteer myself, but I have other commitments.
Of course, now that the .NET Framework's source code is readily available from Microsoft themselves the only thing I'll be prevented from doing is laughing at the horribly bad code I see in today's boring LoB applications and the occasional attempt of dissecting half-arsed attempts at DRM (one recent 'Product Key' generation assembly I saw simply took the CPU's CPUID and did a ROT-1 on it).
EDIT: Heh, RG's getting flamed to a cinder on their own forums.