A few interesting articles:
http://www.rogueamoeba.com/utm/posts/Article/NNWFree-2008-01-09-19-00 (thanks to Mike for the link).
http://www.thinkmac.co.uk/blog/2008/01/scorched-earth.html (nice post from a competitor RSS reader)
How long until Brent and Nick move on you think? It makes no business sense to keep 2 of the premier developers out there working on free products. The products will do great (for a while) without them being free.
Anyone out there who creates software for a living should be pretty unnerved by this. Your livelihood just took another little hit.
Is there any chance they made them free because they weren’t doing well financially? I suppose it’s possible that sales were not up to snuff, though it seems unlikely.