My point is this:
Its going to cost $20,000 to $30,000 to develop a product (done it several times). UL is requirement to sell any product in volume in the USA
Saving $3000 on the price of a compiler (a crippled one at that) is not going to make much difference in the long run.
The Neuron and FT-10 tranceiver are the most expensive parts on the board, and the combination is much more expensive than comparable alternatives - Echelon has to maintain its 60% gross margins somehow.