They've been doing that for several years now. The software expires after three years even as the same bugs continue to not get fixed and the new functionality is mostly eyecandy that serves no functional value.
But this year they got even greedier and switched to an annual subscription model. Moreover you can no longer get the software at a discount, e.g. at Staples or Amazon, as in the past. So in effect the price increased and the period of validity was cut to one third of what it was.
Yup. Which is why I wrote my own spreadsheet and gave the greedy bastards my index finger. I encourage others to do likewise.These guys are getting super greedy.
veni, vidi, Visa