If I were a Select subscriber, and I was for most of it, I'd be more likely to ask why Adjust releases are so cheap compared to the years to funding I put in as a subscriber, and what happened to 3 years subs when there were no releases and coincidentally the A9 was in development? But lets forget about that, it's water under the bridge
What I certainly *would* *not* be complaining about is if 3rd party applications were able to take advantage of Selects enhanced features. Say for example Photodesk was able to load a greater range of image formats, and save sprites with alpha transparency, because the ImageRender and SpriteOP APIs were universally available.
Remember we are talking about low level APIs which allow RISC OS programs to utilise your version of RISC OS, not the user facing things such as fancy buttons, configure tools and new versions of Draw and Paint, which would remain exclusive to Select.
At the end of the day and OS is no use on it's own, it is there to run applications, and it's application development we are in desperate need of. Any boost to that by making it worthwhile to developers to use the features you've worked long and hard on, benefits everyone using RISC OS, yourself included. Attempting to keep everything to the ever diminishing number of Select subscribers, only hastens the day development of your branch of RISC OS will become non-viable, and all work done so far will be wasted.