It can be so confusing. It's understandable since this isn't outlined in the price on the product (it's only been described in this forum).
Also, it's interesting to not the great deal newcomers to Reason get...
Balance w/ the free Essentials is $399
Reason 6.5 is $399
Balance with Reason 6.5 is $549
That's a savings of $250! I'm sure that will add to the confusion as well lol.