Very glad to see the announcement about official Pathfinder products for Fantasy Grounds.
IMHO, the cost of the products is well worth I just in prep time and speed of playHighly recommend this product. I ran the first Kingmaker for a couple of players a few years ago on FGII. I only had the physical book l, the free PFRD for FGII and what images I could scan or find online. Lots of prep work and we used HeroLab to level up. There is a learning curve (I'm looking at you port forwarding), with some of the features certainly.
Now though, The drag and drop for XP and leveling, pre-built encounters on the maps and everything linked will make the game a breeze to game master. Trust me this is well worth it.
Full disclosure I've owned the Ultimate editon for several years (since like late 2010 early 2011) playing mostly Castles & Crusades. I have the Deadlands, Mutants & Masterminds, and the 5e rules set. Got announcement email from FG and came over here to see what the comments section had to say. Note I haven't played any VTT or TT RPG in a while. When I last ran C&C, it did not have all the 5e features, but still was great fun. Running 5e was way, way easier! The features they added in with 5e liscene are a huge boon to old and new VTT players. Watched the videos that Doug uploaded for The Officiial Pathfinder lisecener and just seeing the demo video having all the new features this purchase is a no brainer. What are you waiting for - get it now!! On a budget? Start planning go for it - the monthly ultimate subscription ($9.99) and the core rules ($49.99) and the stolen lands for kingmaker ($19.99) are a great start for $90.00 (cheaper if you picked up the PDFs!!!) Then go get your Pathfinder game on with your gamer friends across the globe.
Sales pitch aside FGII is a solid VTT and I hope you give it a chance and try it out.