Wow, this thread got popular. A couple of quick things:
yoijames is exactly right. This tool, or any of my tools, will not magically make you better at this game. That's not what they're for. They're for saving you time. Lots of time.
WIS knows about my tools. Last I heard from them about it, one of the WIS employees actually uses the GD recruit tool. Their stance is that it adds more to the game to have the community make stuff like that.
As for the $10 donation thing, 10 is an arbitrary number that was set from when GD users first gave me money before I ever asked for any. The least any of them gave me was $10. I wanted to give them back something, so I made new features of the recruit tool be donor only. The original plan was to make those features be free after awhile, but the donors wanted them to stay donor only. So now, I build new stuff for the existing donors, and it stays donor only because that's what they, the people who have given me money, want. They keep giving me money, so I keep building stuff. I don't make random programs in hopes that people will pay me for it. I make programs for people that have already given me money. That used to be limited to GD stuff, but it has now spilled over into HD. That said, I am planning on making the HD recruit tool similar to the GD recruit tool where it's free, but some features, like mass recruiting and response processing, will be limited to donors.