I recieved notification of my support renewal, I see its now $119 per annum. I was aware that Jet Brains had changed from a version policy to an annual subscription policy for licensing but not the cost of that.
I am not even aware that any detail of that change were comminucated , it just happened.
Correct me if I am wrong but R# used to have a licensing policy that required a purchase of an Upgrade version as each new version became available.
In general this followed the same cycle as VS , in other words a new Visual Studio a new R# . This was typically every 2 years , so a renewal of $119 every 2 years. $60 on $200 = 30% in round terms.
Obvioulsy Microsoft have changed thier philosophy on updates to Visual Studio with smaller incremental upgrades during the life of a major release , say VS 2013.This change of upgrade frequency obvioulsy demands a change from the tool developers to respond.
My gripe is that which ever way I look at it the cost of R# to me has just doubled on an annual basis.
I tried JustCode in some detail a few years back and my main argument against it was the excessive (to me) cost of annual subscription ($125 on $250) compare with its competitors. R# has just brought themselves level -- 119 vs 125.
The other major contenders cost annually $49 (on $ 280 and that price has just changed after 8-10 years at $250) and $99 (on $250)
Now it looks like skipping a version will be a cheaper option 2 x 119 > $ 200 for a complete new license. As version updates are typically refinements rather than massive new functionality additions this is probably feasible.
The typical cost of annual subscription varies but is normally less than 50%. You have now crept up to 60%.