Hi Sean, thanks for getting back to my non-question.
While it may be obvious to you, as en employee, how these things work, as a customer, the only information that I have is what is presented on the website. So, when I see on the advertisement that I get a free product and it is emphasized that I will be treated as a regular customer with this full product, what assumptions can you expect me to make? That there's some hidden policy of bundling the product? How could I know that?
It's not an unreasonable policy by any means. In fact, I'm more surprised that it didn't just say on the webpage "NOT FOR RESALE". However, given what I can read, it is an unreasonable expectation that I should know your policy. Since it clearly does affect the decision making process (or this thread wouldn't exist), I'd say it's unintentionally misleading and the statements do contradict each other.
Anyways, I'm less miffed than I was a couple of days ago. I don't like complaining about free products and the hardware I got (Lab 49 and Spark) are top notch. I guess I can find a use for two of my SEM licenses, so I'll just have one unactivated license staring at me every time I log in. It's a bit frustrating, and I would like to have made a more informed decision.
Thanks again for your time, Sean.