Dear customers, we conducted a survey a couple of months ago in which we asked if subscription might be an alternative model. The result was a clear “no.” Of course we will respect this. There are definitely no plans or whatsoever for a subscription model.
If you like to update to the latest version or if you stick with the version you originally purchased is entirely up to you.
Yeah I'm in the same boat. If you move around a dongle is a much better solution.Re: Steinberg - Having to deal with machine-based license managements is a major PITA for people like me who work in different studios on local machines all the time, but who want to bring in (some of) their own software tools nonetheless. I hope that there will be at least a solution like the one Waves offers, which allows for using any USB-stick as a mobile container for instantly valid licenses.