As one of the first testers of Blackthorne Pro, I've been fiddling with it for over 2 years. On 1/1/06, I started using it as my only auction management program. BTPro streamlines my entire operation - from creating item records to post-sales, including managing my consignments. My eBay About Me page (GOing1nceLLC) links to many workshops and other info I've presented to assist in using Blackthorne effectively. Blackthorne does have a healthy learning curve - it isn't just a "start and go" program, but once you learn it, you'll find it a terrific tool!