I'm getting ready to purchase a PIC developemental board and can get a substantial discount on the compiler (MikroC) if I get the two together. I understand that Mlab is the standard for PIC programming and has a very comprhensive set of tools.....and it's also free. Having said that, is it worth paying for a compiler? Does anyone have experience with MikroC to where they can give me a reason to justify the purchase of MikroC ($180 at discount)? Thank you in advance for any help.