Oh yes we can!
And for stupid management, too.
I cannot possibly believe that the decision to make Reflector paid-only was made by a programmer. I bet this guy wears a tie.
If you understand anything programmers, you know they are very stubborn people and they follow their principles. I understand you need money. And making the next version of Reflector paid-only is one of the most stupid business decisions I've heard of. You're not gonna get money now, developers hate you already and will hate you more once you kill their working versions.
Do you know how it looks like from a developer's point of view?
1. A talented guy all alone creates a wonderful unqiue product and offers it for free;
2. It quickly becomes second most useful tool after VS itself;
3. Some company takes over the product and replaces romantical Lutz Roeder's with some corporate Red Gate. Yes, we remember that.
4. The company promises Reflector will remain free;
4. Forced updates bring me the ads that I don't like but I don't really see many cool new features;
5. You announce you're charging $35 for it with an unpersuasive statement that neither tells us the story how you tried to keep it free nor offers any kind of free version for the community—nothing!
Sorry but I think this is highly offensive and I hope it kills your product.
Then you'd probably realize you picked even worse business model.
And yes, I'll crack Reflector V7 with an older Reflector—changing date a year back always worked for me.