However, shopping cart be damnned; I've returned to RegPro and I'm probably staying!
In my experience, DTR and RegPro are both good programs. They both provide registration management for my website. I found the developers of these packages, and their staff, to be professional, helpful, and responsive to my needs. If everything were equal, one would be left to decide between the two programs based on sheer personal preference of registration display, process, and modelling...if everything were equal.
To be sure, DTR is a mega-feature-rich package. RegPro has an abundance of features, as well.
HOWEVER, RegPro has the following features that I have come to appreciate as particularly satisfying:
> Effortless installation,
> Easily configurable native paypal and offline payment options,
> Affordable OSDSC Authorize.net payment plugin that is both an easy installation and quick configuration (with a responsive and instructive support staff),
> Clean, intuitive, and straight-forward database schema,
> Concise, crisp code,
> A complete user's manual,
and most importantly, to me:
>>>>> REGPRO WORKS CONSISTENTLY WELL -- EVERYDAY, ALL THE TIME, BETWEEN RELEASES, RAIN OR SHINE!!!!
There's absolutely nothing wrong with Registration Pro. The folks there are extremely helpful and the product is a good one. It could be a bit less pricey for what it does.
The one thing you have, however, that the others do not is an intuitive group registration model. Registration for an event is not like putting something in a shopping cart. That's just the way it is. It was that group registration that proved to be the tipping point.
My site is up and running. Keep up the great work!