Canada’s Ambercore, “the leading global provider of high performance spatial decision support systems,” has released version 2.5.1 of Amber iQ, which looks extremely fancy, and which now for the first time also exports Google Earth’s KML. There is a free trial download, but they’re not volunteering prices, so you probably can’t afford it anyway:-)
I’ve never heard of Ambercore before, but that’s because I’m no GIS pro. What I do know is that there is a definite trend by pro GIS software vendors to accommodate KML. It means Google Earth is becoming the default free viewer for spatial information.