Yes, you have to buy the upgrade, but the invoking the “Revise” command is the only step required. You don’t need to go through all your listings and manually change them. Your listings should be automatically compliant just by sending them through the “Revise” command once.
There is a learning curve – of which I am still in the middle – but the new version is worth it. Seems much more responsive 99% of the time and is WAY quicker on uploading auctions. Some of the changes make it easier and quicker to create new listings.
The revision process is a little weird, but so be it. I’m just revising listings as they expire on eBay. Seems quite strange that the program asks to duplicate and upload the previous listing, then deletes the old one. But it also seems to mean not having tens of thousands of expired listings slowing down the program too. So that alone is worth it.