Got this email from Amasty today:
Following the pre-announcement of product subscriptions on Magento Marketplace by Adobe, we, along with the leading Magento extension providers, including Mageplaza, Aheadworks, Mirasvit, and Mageworx, are now ready to make a joint effort and rethink our approach to ensure continuous value delivery to our customers.
Starting February 1, 2022, we are launching product subscriptions.
All products within new orders will become available by subscription only, replacing the old “one-time-payment” model, and saving lifetime access to the original code base.
I understand providers motivation, but with that change Magento loses one more advantage over Shopify/BigCommerce.