Free updates come with conditions. If you want us to keep making cool software, then we have to compromise somewhere. The old model wasn't sustainable, so something had to change. The development cost of maintaining 17 separate development environments was prohibitive, so we had two choices:
- Leave the market and shut down shop, because development was too expensive to maintain
- Make changes to the development process, lower the cost, and keep making software
I think you know what we went with. We've done everything to keep our promises to our customers, improve the functionality and performance of our technology, and become one of the most responsive software companies out there. We won't make everyone happy, but then again, that isn't our goal. Our goal is to provide excellent software, at a reasonable price (that you only have to pay once), and compete with other offerings that don't meet the standards we set in various regards.
Not everyone will hang on for the long haul, but we're confident with continued updates, responding to the needs of our customers, and our perpetual license schema, anyone we've lost at any given point, will be back to check out the updates. We have a ton of extremely unique features coming to Studio, that won't be offered in any competitor's software.
In any case, if you've stuck with us this long, we are greatly appreciative of your support.
This is a much better description of what is happening, and it helped me recreate the issue. Thank you very much for this additional information - I'll make sure to add a task for the devs to take care of this.