If (when?) all manufacturers go to the subscription model, this is my biggest fear. As it stands, if a manufacturer releases a buggy product (or chooses not to fix bugs in favor of releasing new plugins) I'll just not buy into the new plugin. But if I'm a subscriber, I need to pay the subscription just to have my old sessions work properly, regardless of the quality of the new products. To be clear, I have no problem paying for new features. I just tend to think that if I buy a product with advertised features, I shouldn't have to continue to pay just so that a manufacturer can fix bugs that should have been ironed out before releasing the product. Plus, the costs will add up. Sure, it seems trivial for a working professional like myself to pay $20/mo. for all the Slate plugs, but combine that with $30/mo. for PT12, and $10-20 per month for every plugin company that makes tools I use and it could easily top out at $300-$400 per month just to RENT the software I use. A friend of mine works as a designer for a company that subscribes to the Creative Cloud. He called me one day to tell me that Adobe's authorization servers were down, so he was just sitting around the office with nothing to do until they came back. It was several hours. Now that doesn't happen very often, but imagine that you have software from 15 companies, all with their own authorization servers. I don't know about you folks, but I depend on my system to be 100% reliable. Also, I have Time Warner cable at my studio, and once they made me wait a whole week to send someone out when my cable modem wouldn't connect to their internet service. That would have been a whole week with cancelled sessions because I couldn't authorize my plugins. I realize that this isn't the current situation, but as everyone moves to cloud authorizations, it very well could be, and that's why I'm disturbed by this trend.