"Why does the Webflow pricing have anything todo with you being able to share your site? There is a free option and personal option."
This site wasn't my first site, so there is another site which is already "private". Therefore, I can't even click on my danielspatzek-site anymore. It's not even possible to make it public without an active webflow account. (I can't delete or make the FIRST site public due to a reason which is none of your business).
"Users that are referring to the Webflow plans don't understand what they are getting both a design, development and implementation tool."
Thanks to God there are people like you who tell me what webflow is capable of. Otherwise I would never find out. I always thought it is the latest version of Angry Birds. Thank you very much. You changed my whole perspective.
"You compare Webflow to Adobe whose pricing is also subscription based and not cheap or web centered."
First of all, I didn't compare webflow to adobe. The referral to adobe was just meant as benchmark how big webflow will become if they continue to create awesome web-based products (like adobe did with NON-web-based products like photoshop/illustrator, etc,.). Even more since adobe fails constantly in the creation of webdesign-tools (like muse/dw, etc.).
But if you DO compare it to adobe there is a huge difference in the subscription plans: If you pay the 40$/month to adobe (what I do) you can create as much designs or other stuff as you want. And the design file is in your posession. Webflow does the same but they limit the number of projects to a certain amount (20/50/100+). There is no reason why I should pay more for my monthly subscription only because I made my 21st website. They force me to pay more without giving me anything in exchange. So below the line it means the following: The more you use their tool (20+ sites or 50+ sites) the more expensive it becomes. Keep in mind that people like me don't need a hosting by webflow. I just wanna pay for the usage of the tool (like photoshop). I wouldn't even mind paying 50$/month just to use the tool including an infinite amount of websites.
I don't even wanna mention the CMS. The forum is full of people who are annoyed by the CMS pricing policy of webflow. (Initially its was 20$ including an 5$ increase of the hosting costs even if it has nothing to do with the hosting - This tells a lot about their mindset concerning pricing).Their only intention is to bind people to their product and give them no chance to leave + the "pay more get nothing issue" above.
"I find it funny that you don't want someone to "clone" your work (time, effort, expense) but you don't value the product Webflow is providing."
Let me tell you a story:
Imagine someone rents out a donkey which sh1ts ONE piece of gold every day. Would be an awesome product, wouldn't it? But would you rent it if the owner charged 2 pieces of gold per day? I don't think so, but it doesn't mean that you don't value a gold sh1tting donkey!
If you really think this is the same as stealing intellectual property from someone then I wonder why I answered your post in the first place.