I'm a lifetime user.
I first found out about MediaMonkey back in high school, a friend of mine (who actually could also claim to have introduced me to music itself) used it to manage his collection. So I always got to use it when we used his computer to play music at our little barbecues and stuff. That must have been around 2003-2004, version 2 back then. His collection was quite extensive, at least it was before everyone was downloading illicit music files at megabit speeds 24/7—some 50 GB I think. And I was impressed at the various cool ways you could browse the music and create playlists with MediaMonkey. It really appealed to my OCD collector and organiser side!
I must have started using it myself pretty quickly, but stayed with the Free version for quite a while. In 2007 finally I was growing more and more fond of the idea of folder monitoring and AutoPlaylists, so when I read that Lifetime License owners could try out pre-release versions of MediaMonkey 3, I finally became a Lifetime Gold user. Since then MediaMonkey always kept surprising me with its countless features, saving me from having my tags wiped by stupid other
applications, etc., so over the years I came to the conclusion that MediaMonkey was the best value-for-money shareware purchase I ever made.
Of course I have always been recommending it to all my friends, and I'm happy to say that at least 2 of my personal recommendations have led to further Lifetime Gold registrations