After being chased by the vendors, I finally bit the bullet and purchased Archicad 9.0 from Adroitec almost a year after seeing the demo. If it makes as much difference to my productivity as I hope it will, then it’s definitely worth the price. Graphisoft’s agents are selling it at a lower rate in India because the purchasing power of the rupee doesn’t exactly match the dollar or the euro.
Next up I have to start looking at plugins and GDL objects. Goodbye 2D CAD.