Re: X-Cart become subscription based, so what should I do?
I think XC/SL should treat existing XC4/XC5 customers the old way and any new ones coming to XC now can be bound by the new terms. Basically allow existing XC4 users to move to XC5 for the initial $495 and $199/year. And for new XC users - try selling them the new terms.
If the goal is to convert all these existing XC4 stores to XC5 stores - it is not going to happen with these new terms for sure. What it will happen is 90% from what's left will jump ship.