There is still some resistance for users who love the traditional “pay once” model instead of the subscription model.
I can understand that the subscription model will get you features a lot quicker than the “pay to upgrade to a major version” model. We’ll get features a lot sooner in the subscription model. But the fanfare and hoopla surrounding.
I hear the argument about death by a thousand paper cuts. The argument of “it’s only a cup of coffee per month” wears down on users but I think they’ll learn to accept it if they benefit from the app instead of just having it stored away in their Applications folder.
I don’t mind paying for one month and cutting it off when I’m no longer using it. That’s what I do at my office for Adobe Creative Cloud.
It does make me think harder about which subscription to choose nowadays. I have a choice between Bear, Ulysses, or Evernote. Which one will fit me better? As long as I have an out after 1 month, I’m pretty happy with the subscription model. The apps that I use the most tend to stay in my software toolbox. I can subscribe to the others when I need it for a short period of time. As long as I can have ready-only mode to my documents or a way to export my documents in industry standard formats (PDF, Markdown, etc.), I’m good.