Since then, I have upgraded to IDA Pro Advanced, and in my opinion, it's the best IDE for the professional reverse engineer irrespective of language. I recently did a complete review of it and here are my conclusions:
If you have never used IDA Pro, being blamed for an RCE is still like getting beaten with a wet noodle. Unless you are skilled at reading assembly you are never going to make progress, at which point IDA Pro is invaluable. For a comparison:
When I did my second IDA Pro Standard work, I realized that it was unreasonable for me to spend any time teaching myself IDAPython, as I was making a lot of silk road money from RCE exploitation. That's when I got my IDAPython license from ActiveState.
In using IDA Pro for reverse engineering applications my first reverse engineer was the Nintendo control panel hijacker, made by a employee of a Japanese telcom. At the time, I was working on the emulator SoftEmu, and hoped to plunder a commercial code from a commercial product. That's why I contacted the Japanese employee whose name was withheld. 7211a4ac4a