I wasn't actually referring to the 'right' to lifetime membership at a set cost persay. Not at all.
I agree with you in the honesty - most corporate greed businesses that have grown outside the remit of a startup (normally at the financial backing of their customers) do exactly the same, Roon just haven't sugar coated or dressed it up in another way to make it seem more palatable, which yes could be refreshing, like a cold but sour citrus spitz on a hot day. Damned if you do, damned if you don't!
I do feel though, because I believe in ethics, that offering existing monthly subscribers the option to purchase full fat for a set time, would have been the better thing to do as an ethical, less 'money grabbing whore' approach. Those monthly customers are and have been a huge part of Roon's sustainability and have funded their development and no doubt profit, without them, they may not have made it. This is where my arrogance comment lays, not about changing a pricing structure.
I have no feelings towards people who havent signed up to the service at all though, their position merely is, you missed out, when the rest of us committed our dollars to helping the project grow.