s+h has been in the works for quite some time,
joe alter had an agremeent for distribution through splutterfish. splutterfish actually sold a few copies (last year i think). joe alter didnt like some terms/licensing rights/whatever and pulled the product.
so as far as anyone knows, there are a couple legit copies for max out there, but its not for sale anymore. obviously the code base is done, but the entire project is sitting in limbo. no one from splutterfish or joe alter will definitively say what is going on with s+h.
…and we wait.