Jeremy, you are right and also maybe misunderstood me. I said free or one time payment. I will buy a module that I thinks can help my site (I have about 25 from Modzzz and some from other - so I don't mind paying) but I am not a fan of subscriptions especially for features that are key block of any successful site. That may seem counter intuitive to the developers but thinking from a site builder perspective it it logical. BTW I have frequently donated money to devs or scripts that I use so maybe I am thinking a bit differently.
Anyhow - thanks for your thoughts Jeremy. Remember, people who build sites also have time away from their families too. :)