I'm the opposite ...... I like to support (with money) those who have invested much time to creating a product for all to enjoy. They usually are more apt to provide a more "professional" product as well as be more inclined to listen to customer feedback (I'm particularly talking about individual creators ... not the "mega" corporations).
I concur that BirdsEyeView was one of the best (and original) texture substitutions, but I came around to GEPro after a few years. I think the continuing development of FS Evo even beats the attempt of TNW by Howie.