Thanks for all the replies and comments, opinions, etc. I didn’t want to start a flame war, but I agree with those who find this hardware device a pain in the neck.
@Biss: sorry, I didn’t make myself clear. The software allows me to USE it on more than one computer, albeit not at the same time (not sure why I’d be wanting to run 2 or more computers at the same time… I have trouble enough just keeping up with ONE). So, I can use Sonar on my computer at home, and at my computer in my work studio. No worries, no dongle, but both are licensed and registered. They simply trust me not to be a thief.
I fully understand a company wanting to protect its investments. However, we are entering a time when believe me, this sort of philosophy just isn’t going to fly anymore. I’ll leave the arguing to others, but a company that sticks to hardware dongles and extreme copy protection instead of creating a community (which is what digital culture is…), will fast become a buggy whip maker in an age of automobiles. And it has nothing to do with the quality of their products.
And again, I love the software. I’m wondering if I should have bought the Lite version instead. It seems to give a choice between hardware or software iLoks…