So again here since the NAMM thread kinda got derailed? haha good call 200 USD voucher for the slate store...not sure if it would get you far, since so far no voucher I tried was available to use during sales. I don't think I'll be spending 240usd on slate products a year (that would really depend on the options and pricing of the vmr modules). I don't think I spent 240usd a year on slate products since I started using them. Together with all the down sides of the subscription stuff I don't think I'd be jumping on this. Also because I already own most of their stuff. But time will tell...if it's cheaper and stable (not funky down times because of internet, payment or activation issues) then maybe.