While the former of my initial post is a bummer.
I have also heard a rumor that once the Subscription runs out. Your keys are deactivated.
Bothers me more.
The reason for this is the total promotion and influx of Technet subs with Win 7.
Which is what I was afraid of and rarely posted on it, nor did I try and promote the idea.
It's too bad too.
I do, however, see in the not so distant future, Windows Software, Including OS, become strictly subscription based.
At which time I will stop purchasing windows and go Linux exclusive. Except in my job.
I don't know,, maybe I will. Or keep one Windows PC and the Rest Linux with Wine.