If Webflow were offline, it wouldn’t be what makes it great and what it is today. Plus you wouldn’t have most of the important features like CMS, backups, and instant bug fixes (you are always using the latest version of Webflow).
This has been discussed many times here.
The only reason why a small number of users are calling the pricing twisted, is because when Webflow launches an optional feature, or technically difficult to develop and maintain (for example, CMS), they announce the upgrade pricing for the optional feature. Users just want all new (and even optional) features to be free or included with their existing plan, yet they fail to see the full picture of additional development, maintenance, and hosting costs for these features that Webflow has to bear.
Let me give you a simple analogy. You are paying me rent every month for use of my house. This month, I announce that I will be installing a deluxe jacuzzi in the bathroom. You can use it, but every time you use it, it will cost you additional $10 to fill it up with water, and $5 to warm that water using electricity and operate the water jets. Yes, it comes with the house so you are free to CHOOSE whether you want to use it or not, but using it will increase your utility bill. Do you complain that usage of the jacuzzi shouldn’t come with extra costs? If yes, why? You are the one enjoying the additional optional benefits, should you choose to use it.
I believe in Webflow too, that’s why I am here to help (I am not an employee or working for Webflow). It has reduced my development time, and yet I am still able to produce high quality (AND mobile responsive!) layouts like these:
Do let us know on these forums if you ever have trouble with using Webflow, or have any design issues you may face. Have fun!