Did anybody else catch when Andrew Anagnost almost let the cat out of the bag when he said "People pay us a bunch of..." and then he caught himself. It was like he was going to finish with "...money for a subscription that isn't worth a steaming pile of s**t."
It's not like Autodesk has ever been exactly responsive to end user concerns or needs (I remember when they wouldn't provide ANY support except through third-party resellers), but this is getting a bit money grubbing, don't ya think? This is the problem with wall street and the investment model in general - everything is great so long as your company can keep growing. Once you have saturated your marked and your stock prices stop increasing, then the only way to make money for your investors is to screw your existing customers with ever increasing prices for "value-based" crap most of them will never need or use.
Maybe it's time for those of us in the Civil Engineering field to give Microstation and the other Bentley products another chance. I'm not really crazy about that idea, but last I checked, at least they still offer perpetual licenses.