I've been trialling the Optionetics Platinum package, and it comes to an end tomorrow. I must confess that I quite like it as a concept. The interface seems reasonably user friendly and intuitive, but it is sooooo ssslllloooooww! Admittedly this may be because I am using a 128KBS ISDN connection rather than broadband, but the speed is still unacceptable on either my PIII-667MHz or my Celeron 1.5gHz laptop. I know a lot of you guys rate OptionVue very highly. From what I can see on the website you need to be able to master code writing to screen for positions rather than the simple "fill in the box" that Optionetics offers. Also you seem to need to have to subscribe to all elements of it to get the best out of it. For instance, if you wanted to screen for stocks which met certain criteria for Volatility Skew between same month/different strikes and different months/different strikes you'd need the basic package, plus OpScan plus the Back Data Base - which is expensive. About $123 per month min as far as I can see. Is the basic $49 per month package worth having on its own? How fast is it? Would it run OK on my P3-667 or Celeron 1.5gigHz OK? How easy is it to programme in the various searches? How easy to screen for different strategies? e.g. for 1 x 2 and 2 x 3 Calendar ratio Backspreads using the search criteria for IV skew that I set out above? I shall be asking these questions directly of OptionVue but I'd value the opinions of actual retail users rather than the guy who's selling the stuff. Any comments would be most welcome.