6 months later, I still don't own any Waves plugins and I can't even fathom spending $1400 on any of their bundles. Ffffffff that. I saw an interview with Steven Slate that really stuck with me. He said that basically, no one gives a shit about the value of software and in general it doesn't hold it's value. Most people aren't willing to pay a huge sticker price for something that you can't put in your hands and touch. This is why he has gone with the subscription model approach. At first I didn't like it, but I will say, its smart. There's a low cost to enter the aftermarket plugin market, and you can cancel any time. No brainer to me... and his plugins are GOOD. I prefer all the Slate stuff to anything I've demo'd from Waves. Right now all I'm using is Slate, a few FabFilter plugins, Ozone Imager, and stock Cubase plugins.