Just from my experience with DJI, I wouldn't be too hasty to drop the program because of price. DJI has a reputation of "NO CUSTOMER SERVICE!" I had my drone repaired shortly after I purchased it. The the microSD reader malfunctioned an bricked the drone. I sent it in for the repair under warranty. It took 6 months to get it back. Evidently they send it back to China. They are also known for updating the firmware that has been untested, and many customers lose control of the drone and watch it fly off into the sunset, never to be seen again. All you have to do is visit their support website and you will see many unhappy customers.