This theme is priced much higher than the average theme to reduce the number of new customers and cover the costs of continuing development for existing customers. Unfortunately Envato does not offer the ability to charge for updates or for a subscription to the theme, which would be better ways of charging customers for continued development. If you feel this price is too high for you I suggest looking for another theme such as my best seller Aardvark for only $55.
Socialize is a multi-purpose BuddyPress theme making it the perfect choice if you want to create a community or social network. So what is BuddyPress? Basically it’s a plugin that lets you create any kind of social network using WordPress, with member profiles, activity streams, user groups, private messaging and much more. Socialize has been specifically designed to make the most out of BuddyPress and has also totally redesigned bbPress so it now looks like a traditional forum.