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@bolvyk @Martin Bay @echampagne I'm lost. With almost any product, you buy it and own it. For recurring payments, such as hosting, if you're unsatisfied you can migrate your site to a new host.
This model, however, locks clients in for life. Can you export Pagelines websites into another framework if you're not happy? No. You're trapped for life. This is, without a doubt, the poorest model I've seen for a framework and I think Pagelines will come to deeply regret this move - which is based on nothing but sheer greed.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Your DMS awaits.
@buddhatunes Give them some time since they seem to be putting out fires, but if no one takes care of the issue just file a chargeback.
@nphaskins @knowtheoffers But if you decide to get a new maid, you can. If you decide to go with another framework down the road you'll still have to pay the annual fee to keep your current sites updated.
So imagine letting the old maid go, but still having to pay her.
@Brenden @mikkelbreum Agreed. Pointing out other "greedy" pricing structures that traps developers into being "lifetime clients...or else" isn't positive.
@soulhuntre @John Petrowski As you said, it's an individual decision. But if I'm absorbing this cost for my clients, ethics dictates that I'd have to let them know upfront that I'm incurring the annal expense and for whatever reason I decide to leave the industry or if something happens to me they'd have to take over the payments. This is why I stay away from frameworks like ithemes.
For me, I'm not locking my clients into "the latest thing" when a new "latest thing" will be along next year.
Sorry, but there's not a chance in a million I'm going to lock into a "forever" payment model. This is like renting websites.
@MichaelDevaney Drag and drop is a "mom's basement" enabler.
4 months, 4 weeks ago on The problem with themes…
When you buy a theme, if you want it to look like the demo just import the demo content.