So maybe a better solution would be an option to check upon installing Live Standard and Intro to "Don't rub my nose in all the goodies I'm missing"?
That could be the solution, but I dont think that is likely to happen given that Ableton market Live in 3 different versions.
The user could ignore the three versions of Live and create whatever they want to create within the limitations of the software.
There could be many variables of why some one ends up with whatever version they choose. Some of the variables could be income, preference and the many variables that fall out side of those.
I am talking about a specific user here though. Im talking about some one who has seen the main website of Ableton. This person looks at all the tools available in intro and compares them to the tools available in suite. This user realizes that the tools available in suite are the best tools to complete their project in the most efficient manner.
This specific user would never use Live if the only version was Intro. They would use standard, but in this case now they see that suite offers even more of the tools that will help them finish the project efficiently. They know that buying standard would require them to buy third party tools because they need some of the tools that are available in suite to complete the project efficiently.
They chose suite as the best available option when it comes to working efficiently.
Here is where the problem arises: this person can not afford suite, Intro is out of the question and Standard like suite requires more funds than this person has.
This person may never get the funds together because they are part of most of the world who live in poverty.
What do they do next?
They can ignore Ableton Live all together and choose something that might not be Ableton Live but it offers a lot more of the tools than Standard or Suite at a lower cost.
They can chose nothing or they can can chose to use an "unauthorized" version which may or may not contain malware.
This person decides that given their funds, the choice between the lower cost competitor and the choice between a seemingly free malware version that they choose the malware version.
There is one more issue though: This user does not want to use the malware version because their ethics and morals are both playing a role in the decision, but they do it anyways because this is the tool they need and it best fits there funds.
Now this person can finally finish the project and they send the project out to other people over the internet.
Again issues arise. Now the file is infected with malware because they chose (unknowingly) that the software they downloaded contains malware. The malware now continues to infect other people.
This is a real scenario that happens all of the time. The user is left to feel ashamed because they could not buy the software and now feel ashamed because they chose an unauthorized version and they unknowingly added to the malware mess.
Here are just some of the many options Ableton has to address issue stated above.
1. They could chose to do nothing and continue on (unknowingly or knowingly) contributing to malware distribution and the internal ethical dialog of a portion of the user base that just wants to make music
2. They could find a way to make the full version accessible to all the users.
3. There is no current way that Ableton can make the software accessible to all the users while maintaining the company and the workforce, but they are willing implement a goal to solve this issue in the future.
There are many options available to solve this issue. Its just a now a question of does Ableton want to solve this particular issue.