I've been using Sync for a while now and I knew that at some point they would need to find a way to fund their development. I don't need what Pro provides but i see that it make life easier with the automatic linking of folders on all devices I control. So I'll pay $40 a year to help support their development. I could get by with the Free version quite easily but I'll get the Pro version anyway. I don't mind paying someone for doing work for me. I was initially opposed to Adobe's switch to a subscription model as well but now I like it. I get the best they have without having to consider "should I upgrade or not??" every time they come up with a new version. For the person with a family of 4 I'd suggest that not everyone needs the Pro version. The kids can probably get by with the free version. Maybe you only need one Pro version for Dad or Mom.