devinganger wrote:When you buy software without a subscription, you're buying *the product as it exists at that time*. Just like buying a book, you're compensating for the work that has already gone into the product.
No, not any more. Nowadays developers are supposed to fix bugs relentlessly for years and years, without getting paid any extra for that. Look at Scrivener... The last free update of version 2 was 2.9, right? And how many free updates had there been over the years?