Adobe is offering for a limited time a personal license for Flex Builder for those that have fallen on hard times (ie: unemployed). The license is intended to be for learning only, and no production, but I am fine with that. When the time for production arrives, the $$$ for a license should shortly follow.
First off, I have to say a heartfelt thank you to Adobe. Adobe you rawk!
Being one who is currently unemployed, and wanting to further my skills. I found myself getting concerned with the upcoming expiration of my trial edition of Flex Builder. This just eliminated one significant area of stress.