For users, like me, who have only few ripped discs and which rely mainly on Qobuz or Tidal, having an hardware Roon Core at home does not make a lot of sense. A virtual Roon Core in cloud would be sufficient.
Even for people who have a music library, this library could be also in cloud.
Is a virtual Roon core being investigated ? Even with a small monthly fee, this would be very interesting.
Anyway, Microsoft is about to announce Windows 365, and we could install a Roon Core on it ! But Roon can optimize a virtual Roon Core, and a customized VM, and do a better offer.