When the alternative was the company went under entirely and no future support of any kind would be provided...
Phase didn't buy Leaf out of the goodness of their heart to save all the poor orphan Leaf users.
They did it to make money and there's nothing wrong with making money, except this sounds more than sideways, given the fact that Phase sells C-1 "pro" that works with Canon, Nikon and probably about a billion other files all the way back to legacy Canons, but . . . if you own a pre Phase absorbed Leaf back you have to buy a "warranty" to use the software?
Do you have to buy the "warranty" to stay current with LC11?
I don't have a dog in this hunt as I sold my Leaf after suffering through LC10, but come on, does this really make sense to alienate people that paid their money for a digital back (probably at much higher prices than today) and then ask them to spend more just to stay current on software?
At least the warranty isn't called "value added", or is it?