It is expected for users to be frustrated at the rapid changes in the software industry. It is inevitable for some longtime users to be frustrated at the fact that we have changed how we enforce our license agreement.
Our goal is to design a system that minimizes this frustration and that, for 99%+ of users, requires ZERO “premeditation”. We will keep learning at what works and what doesn’t work at time goes by.
It is imperative for us to explore alternative license enforcement mechanisms separate from a “standalone license key” system we’ve been accustomed to. As you may very well know, modern software uses lots of different licensing methods that the old “standalone license key” system simply isn’t compatible with.
As @Helvetosaur suggested, users can always install a license standalone as before. The difference is they can only use it on one machine. This would eliminate any need for “premeditation” by 100%. The reason we decided not to allow a standalone license to be installed on multiple computers is simple: We have reasonable proof that many were being used concurrently, which seemed unfair to us.