I wasn't being sarcastic at all.
If Money really is no issue (or you're in that line of work) then I'd go for After Effects bundled with the Keylight Plugin as with the two you would be sorted handling almost any sort of greenscreen scenario. Which would cost:
AE 7 pro: $400
Keylight : $650
Total : $1050.
I'd also buy cameras with ultraviolet light attachments as well as crystal-laden fabric to provide perfect keying material. (this stuff does exist) which would take the cost well into the $20,000 area.
Trying through Ultra 2 will cost you $495.00.
Getting some lights, Material or paint for a decent greenscreen and spending a little time best lighting a subject for keying + CompositeLab will cost you less than $200.
All of the methods will provide similiar, if not the exact same results. Perhaps Ultra is 10 minutes faster at providing results with badly lit screens - though the cost is still more than what it takes to buy decent screening equipment as well as other software to key it.
Perhaps in some scenarios, faster is better. Though personally I've never seen a point in spending larger sums on money when with a small amount of effort and knowledge (hence reading the manuals or watching the tutorials) you can gain the same results. I'm a firm believer in the idea that the screen is more important than the software and that spending more money on software to handle poor captures should only ever exist as a secondary option.
It's really the final result that matters most at the end of the day rather than how you achieved it.
Out of interest, what are you chroma-keying at weddings?
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