Well, I haven't read the article yet but I did join for the monthly fee or like 19.99 or whatever it is. I figured it was worth it to always have the most current version. I didn't have 699.00 or whatever to drop on a box of software and as long as I sell a couple commissions a year I'm covered. I don't use the cloud for squat except sharing files just because I don't trust anyone enough for that yet. So far, so good. I'm happy with it.
Now, if they start doing something stupid like forcing me to store my files up on some cloud hard drive, I'll have a cow.
If it's like it is now, I think the monthly fee is cheaper than buying the box every couple of years and you have the most current version all the time.