You can't update for free online?
Everyone just wants our money.
Garmin use to give you the first update for free no matter when purchased, but they changed their policy about a year or so ago. Now you have a short window between time of purchase and map release dates as to if you get a free upgrade.
I skipped the 2009 update, I am going to get the 2010, I usually do it every 2 years. The 2010 will likely come out in April or May. I love how Garmin plays this date game. Because in reality the 2009 update has 2007 map data, just like the 2010 version will have 2008 map data. Stupid!