On the price protection issue again. ..There are two elements:
1. When u purchase the software outright you are guaranteeing price protection for as long as you want to use the software which is typically years. A one year contract is a very short time
2. All the blogs and promises about price protection may be compelling but they don't change the terms and conditions which, when combined with the time limited price offer, make it very clear that 10/mo is not the intended sustainable price. If 10/mo is the intended sustainable market price then they wouldn't offer the product at a higher price outside of the special promotion.