Delphi: Community Edition (A Proposal)

[Estimated Reading Time: 10 minutes] The time has come, the Walrus said, to talk of many things.  Of shoes, and ships, and sealing-wax.  Of cabbages, and kings.  And why the sea is boiling hot, and whether pigs have wings. And why the cheapest version of Delphi costs a new user as much as a pretty reasonable second-hand car.  Why even an upgrade costs as much as a half decent new PC (excluding monitor).  And what might be done about that.