I think i see were some of the confusion ls.
In plenty of other topics Products were connected by a Number, ie, Start 10, Start 11. The mods even described things to users in this way by saying things like Start 10 is Win 10 and Start 11 is Win 11, even other things were put this way when members were confused about what edition goes with what Windows edition, seeing as Win 12 is not too far away, maybe this should have had the 12 Label. V2 is proving, if judging by this topic, as massively confusing to many members. Start 12 would have been much clearer, as V2 makes users think its just an update to Start 11, plus using V2 contradicts previous Moderators replies to many topics about What Stardock Edition is compatible with what Windows edition.
I do not want any member to think i am having a Go here, as i am NOT, i am sure Start 11 V2 is packed with more features beneficial to many, and agree that the low cost is worth the Journey for the things it can do.
I know Brad has explained why V2 was chosen in an earlier reply, but right now, it does not seem to be working as many just see an update they need to pay for, Start 12 would, even if not perfect right now, would have been much clearer than V2.
As i use Both Start 11 and StartAllBack on a multi booting system, i know what i like best, they both offer great customising tools depending on a user using Themes or WBs, for me right now its Themes so StartAllback is my go to choice and is updated almost weekly. I still own a copy of Start 11 (V1) as i like my customisation in Both Flavours, but V2 is in my opinion, causing too much confusion.