I'm approaching retirement so hesitant to upgrade from 2012 but if I eventually want to just do the occasional job, I'd like my files to be useable.
A lot of my work is past clients wanting to do more on the original house.
That would not work in future with a subscription because, (perhaps a few years from now) their files would have been done with a newer version, not open-able in the "fallback" version after cancelling the subscription.
This makes sense- so that someone doesn't just get a short term subscription.
My case means either living with 2012 (all the clients are amazed even with this version) or springing for the 1500 update and living with 2018.
I'm told it will be worth it and I'm sure it's true. Partly I don't want to be faced with another new learning curve. lol