I appreciate your position, but I have to disagree. As I explained, I have spent a lot of money with WA prior to the subscription. I have used many of the extensions since subscribing.
Now, I believe there is going to be a huge activation issue on any of these extensions in the future unless I upgrade. It does not seem like much of a choice.
I think the subscription service was a sign of heading in a good direction. If there was not enough buy in, then there isn't much "loss" to keeping the program.
I am surprised more people did not take advantage of it. I do not recall any indication the program was experimental when I signed up. Perhaps there was. I think of it more like a cell phone plan. They may choose not to continue to offer the plan, but existing subscribers should be retained on the plan as long as they stay current.
I think the activation issue will be huge for anyone who chooses not to upgrade but used extensions that they no longer "own."
Anyway. It is just my $0.02 worth.