I'm wishing to purchase quilting software, primarily for getting a preview of how a quilt may look upon completion and to in advance ascertain the quantity of pieces of fabrics and the required yardage. I will not draw any creative designs, but rather will use what blocks come with the program. I am not sure about spending $150 to $200 for the Electric Quilt products. Suggestions on any other manufacturers product(s) would be welcome. Does anyone know about when Electric Quilt 8 might be introduced?