Seems a "heads-up" to Apple about iLife '11 wasn't all that important, despite the number of phone calls I made.
AFTER I purchased iLife '11 for $49.99 plus CT State Tax, I slid home (blizzard here!) and loaded it, looking for the serial number so lacking in iLife '09 et al. And once it came to registering the product, I was asked for the "MARKETING PIECE NUMBER" which is clearly visible on the OUTERMOST box, and, ironically, the Apple Cart website, if you should desire to buy this online. (MC623Z/A)
After speaking with four Apple Technicians and one Senior Tech, it seems like this is an "open secret" at Apple, and one not exploited by the masses.
Far be it for me to NOT share what I found out. After all, I didn't get much for my $50. And by reporting this to Apple, I didn't get anything other than "yeah, we know."
Well, if THEY know, and I know, I want YOU to know.
Just find a download site for a trial version of Apple iLife '11, and plug in the part number listed above when you go to register it, and enjoy whatever little features are there.
Sorry, Apple. But for $50, I expected a LOT more.