Okay, I've just taken a giant step and purchased the Reason 6.5 upgrade from the site.
I'll be digging clams just to feed myself, but I could lose a couple of kilos anyway.
I want to extend an apology to reasoner498 for Umming and Ahhing at his fantastic offer, only to decline at the last minute. I feel like a bit of a dick for doing that... sorry.
I just feel - for my circumstances - it is important for me to have the ignition key.
Okay, I'm off now to boot into Windows and install this baby.
Thank you all for your kind advice, offers and suggestions.
See you on the other side.