I was very disappointed this morning when I went to deactivate one of my Locale situations and was advised that the Locale beta has expired, and aside from clearing the message or choosing to upgrade, I was unable to interact with the app, forcing me to leave the situation enabled. Over the past two weeks or so I have gotten a message when interacting with Locale, indicating that a new version was available, and suggesting that I upgrade. Knowing that the new version is a $10 paid app, my Google Apps account doesn't support Google Checkout, and that there have been some feature changes that I prefer to avoid, I kept canceling the notice. In all these notices, there was not one mention that the version I am using would expire. While I understand that developers don't necessarily want beta version floating around forever, the fact that the expiration mechanism and date remain undisclosed until after the expiration has occurred leads to either a reluctant upgrade (due to cost or feature changes) or alienation of users. I fall into the alienation category, and this sudden expiration of Locale is all the reason I need to look at alternatives. Even if I had been inclined to purchase Locale, this behavior on the developer's part would give me second thoughts. So, who else is faced with this dilemma?