Re: Added functions
I purchased Visual Studio Professional 2013 without msdn for $499 and would happily pay the same again for for the 2015 edition, however given that the new one is $1199, the 2013 edition might very well be the last edition I purchase unless they change their mind and offer it without MSDN.
** Update. I just noticed this is available..
Visual Studio Professional 2015 standalone license, for customers interested in a non-subscription, IDE-only option
Make that $499 or less, and I'm in.