It's all temporary with the 'sub' purchase though. If you just paid for those things on their own you'd get them permanently. The only thing you'd miss out on is that 30% AH and that can be gotten without paying, albeit not all the time. I get why they did it, but it seems like a stupid purchase to me. The break even is roughly 4 months. you can get that stuff for 4 months (and then it goes away) for $60 or you can drop the $60 on the individual purchases and you get the benefits till you uninstall. i guess the sub version puts it on all of the toons instead of just 1 toon, so it may still be good for an altoholic.