Well to be fair, I'm also a student and I've also bought a vB license. I'll probably buy a license here too, just because it's great software. But it does take a bit of trouble with prices of >200 dollar, because to me, that's still a lot of money. So I can get the whole 'please don't make it too expansive' thing some people tend to have, because not everybody is making thousands of dollars each month with their website so they can easily afford it.I would suspect the person asking is still a student... You remember those days, don't you? If everyone just did what they liked to do we wouldn't need money at all.
Plus most big software makers offer big discounts to students.