I would love this post about subscriptions even without the yours truly quote. Subscription models are not going anywhere and frankly will be the way the universe works for, well, probably ever. They are ultimately good for end users and well as the vendors.
From cPanel’s post, Join The Club: The Growing Subscription Service Model: “Subscription models haven’t always been about value and honesty. Columbia House’s bait and bill, negative option billing model is just one example of how far from those bad business practices we have come with the subscription models in use today. Currently, there are three main subscription models successfully generating recurring revenue on the web.”