Why would someone choose IDA today over radare or something like vivisect? It seems like there are lots of free, popular, scriptable debuggers these days. Why is IDA’s price tag worth it?
radare is incredibly slow compared to IDA (try reversing a decently sized binary and saving the assembly out.) There’s also a great plugin ecosystem built around IDA.
ahh that’s a bummer. thanks for the info. did much of that plugin system just break with the 64 bit change? are there many useful-yet-unmaintained plugins that just got erased?