TJ Luoma, on Smile shipping the newest version of TextExpander as a $45/year subscription service:
To be clear, I’m not saying that the Smile folks are bad, evil,
mean, money-grubbers or anything like that. What I am saying is
this: as an experienced power-user of your software, I do not have
the slightest clue why you decided to make this service
mandatory when it seems to offer very little for individual
users, and I have no idea why I should pay a monthly fee for
something that has worked fine before. What problem does
TextExpander 6 solve for me?
I can’t answer that question.
And if I can’t answer that question, Smile has a big problem.
Subscription pricing makes sense, but I do think $45/year is a bit high.