I am in the same boat as the rest of you, coming to the end of my first year subscription where I have been trialling Roon to ensure it is right for me.
We are missing the point here though, Roon do not want us as lifetime members. We are not worth enough value to them like that. Our loyalty is of no interest to them.
I understand their business model but you can’t offer something and then say “we don’t want you to take that option”. If it’s available then I am entitled to take it. Roon’s price hike is basically a way of making it unpalatable to most.
The way those of us who have invested in an annual subscription are being treated here is pretty poor. I think Roon forget it’s our money that has been funding them for the last 12 months.
Roon is good but not that good. If they do hold the line on this, I’ll happily return to Auralic’s Lightning DS that comes with my Aries. Roon haven’t even secured Amazon Music yet which will change their subscription numbers if they fail to do so. The price gap is too large, despite what some might like to say on here.