I have been having issues with TS and found MultiCharts in the process of looking for a replacement. Upon reading about how it can use easy language and has a better screener (more symbols) I thought perhaps I had found something that may actually replace TS. I have also tested out Ninja and blocks. Ninja appears to have been made for futures with stock trading as an afterthought. As someone who trades setups and price action of a large pool (1K+) symbols ninja just could not do it. I did talk to Ninja while at the Vegas traders expo and it appears that they will have a new upgrade in Q1 09. Blocks appears to be able to do what I want with the right computer and I just put blocks on a dual xeon 3.4 with 4 gig of ram and SCSI hard drive in hopes that it will do what I want. So far so good. Getting back to multicharts - My experience has been that it is not able to take the same easy language straight from TS and work. I have had to make changes to the code to make it work. Next thing I found out is that the process of adding stocks into the watchlist is very difficult and tedious. Even with an optional procedure that they offered after I asked its still a pain. It would at best take at least an hour to add a list of stocks the first time. Support doesn't appear to be what I would call 'bad' but it sure isn't great. From my experience you can chat with customer support before noon CST but expect it to be very slow and I felt like I was bothering them by asking questions. This could be part of a language barrier but a language barrier should not be the cause of long waits between sentences. As I write this MultiCharts is offering a discount if you want to buy it. The offer ends on 12/31/08. I contacted them today and asked if they would extend it as I have not fully been able to test out the program. I was told that I needed to buy it now or not only would I not get the discount but the price may actually be going higher. It may very well turn out to be my loss but I don't respond well to software sales pitches that say you need to buy now or lose out on the deal. If you know you want to buy MC now appears to be the time to do so. I just have not been able to figure out if I want to buy it or not and from what I have experienced it WILL be a great program but is not yet. Perhaps after a few upgrades in making the product more user friendly for what I want to do it will be worth the current price or even more.