Redshift subscription only now. Is Redshift dead to you?

On April 8th of 2019 Redshift was acquired by Maxon. Since then Maxon forced them to get rid of their perpetual license and is only available through Maxon with a subscription license of $45 per month or $264 per year.

With the release of Blender 3.0 and Cycles X Redshift rendering speed is probably slower than Cycles X for most final renders for anyone using a good Nvidia GPU. For those using an M1M Redshift probably renders faster as Redshift is optimized for M1M and Cycles is not.

Blender also has Octane render with one GPU and Luxcore available for free.

With all the above it begs the question.
Is Redshift dead to you?