"It will only pull the rug out from under ROL if the market stays at rock bottom. It seems the initiative is intended to increase the market significantly. If that happens ROL would be able to drop its prices accordingly. Select/Adjust/RO6 has advantages over RO5 which are worth paying for. "
I think ROL manages to pull the run out from under ROL by themselves - all they have to do is to continue to charge subscription fees without delivering within a sensible time span. But as long as there are enough users happy to spend their money in this manner, fine for ROL. Though I think that this behaviour does make sure that the number of Select subscribers does shrink as time passes by thus ROL does reduce their market all by themselves.
Considering that as far as I can see Select4 aka RO6 as upgrade costs 2.5 years of subscription fees I do wonder if it is worth that much money. Please do not forget that the main part of Select4/RO6 is 32bitting of the OS and that has been paid in full by Ad6 for the A9home as PM@ROL stated over and over again and this 32bitting is no use to Risc PC owners anyhow.
True Select/Adjust/RO6 has advantages over RO5 which are worth paying for ... but at a reasonable price, please.