When I first heard of this new model for HitFilm, which was today, I had mixed feelings. Yes, I am one of the MANY users who have the Express version and paid for a few add-ons. While it sucks that I can't use them in the newest version without upgrading to a subscription, it's totally understandable as to why they're doing this.
My only complaint is that since FXHome is now owned by Artlist, why are these subscription tiers so weak? Paying $10-$20 per month for Hitfilm Pro, Imerge Pro, Mocha, Boris, etc. is fine I guess. But Artlist has a HUGE library of sound effects, music, and stock footage. They even own Motion Array which has a ton of animated graphics. And yet we only get 200 songs, 200 sfx, and 50 templates.
Again, the pricing isn't bad, but they should add more options that integrate the other brands. I would totally pay a comparable amount to the Adobe plans if they somehow added the majority of Artlist.io music, Motion Array effects, and Hitfilm Pro all in one package.