Originally Posted by n0ahg
When you buy Balance with Reason Essentials there is no registration for Balance. When you register the bundled Reason Essentials it is a separate license BUT if you already have a previous version of Reason on your account that Reason license will be upgraded to Reason 6.x. You can then transfer the Reason Essentials to someone else as I stated above as the Reason Essentials license is in no way linked to your final Reason 6.x
As I stated, my interaction with Propellerhead supports suggests that the Essentials license used for upgrading an older version of Reason is then tied to the upgraded version of Reason.
No offense, but as there isn't a "Propellerhead" next to your forum name, I feel that the info that I got from Prop support outweighs what you're saying.
Now, maybe I misunderstood what they told me, and as such, it would be wise for OP to clarify the matter directly with Propellerhead before licensing Essentials.