If they are moving to paid only they may have the budget to do better.
Email however is sort of a dinosaur. Plenty of articles about that!
Recently inbox email service announced they are doing away with their free email accounts. kinda urked me because their service is not that great to begin with so now I have to figure out who all I am using them with and change it. Anyway, the point is, the email I received has the following "Our pricing is set so friendly to ensure we can offer you a cheaper solution than other email services like Gmail®, Yahoo!® or Outlook.com®"
Have they forgotten those other email services are still free????? Free is cheaper than any pay account!!