I am totally exited about the new Blynk2, I am building a home automation system like many people here in the forum based on Blynk and I love the product so far.
I can totally understand, that the development of such a great platform can’t be for free forever, therefore I’m not against the plans to “make money” with the product.
However, I hope that the also Blynk2 will be available to all the makers out here for little money (and without subscription). Something like 5$ or 7$ for a “hobbyist license”, which allows only 15 devices to connect to the local server would be a fair price.
Another idea would be to allow only local ip addresses to connect to the local server in the “hobbyist license”.