I just want to share a few thoughts on this topic. I don’t know to what extent all paying users here are happy with the current subscription/price model. But for me personally, it’s all a bit too roughly defined. I can think of a few other possibilities that could also work, and that could certainly be very popular.
Starting from the basic (free) tier, I could imagine that individual functions (exports, imports, technical drawings, support, etc.) could be selectively purchased in addition to this model. Depending on what I need at the moment. Possibly also with a minimum period of validity (e.g. 3 months). Especially in the hobby area I don’t always need all functions. Depending on the project I am working on (woodworking, electronics, CNC milling, etc.), the range of functions I need varies. And it would be good if I could change at any time.
Furthermore, I can imagine a subscription model according to specialist areas. A woodworker certainly needs different functions than a mechanical engineer or someone who only designs for 3D printing. One could offer separate tiers for these interest groups. Possibly also combinable (e.g.: woodworking + 3D printing).
In my eyes, the current 3 possible variants are far too inflexible. I think there is still potential for optimisation.
What do you think?