I downloaded v.2, and played with it for awhile. It appears to be a great program. I started with ProMash many years ago, but tried the trial of Beersmith and found it had features that Promash did not. However, the inverse was true, also. I feel that I will find the same thing with v.2.
Each program has it's strong points, and I would be happy with any of them if they were the only program I had. However, like all programs, they can only work within the limits set by the creator. They are only tools, and no one tool is meant for all jobs. I find the creative juices flow best with a pencil and paper, and the documents I have collected over the years and keep in a 3 ring binder. I then finalize my recipe using one of the programs.
But, that's only me.
Beersmith v.2 will be a great tool, and I am glad I have it.