Hmm lol… Well at studio I work at we use perpetual licence of 3ds max (good old 2016) but even here I should put perpetual like “perpetual” bec AD is acually trying to push it out (it is dissapearing out of your account so for example reinstalling this licence is more and more difficult and there goes the word perpetual).
On topic : I think that there is atleast one unique thing that Blender offers over other software and that is it’s price. Not just because Blender is free so you free up your expenses but the fact that you can use it freely, meaning you can add it up to you current pipeline without any problems, you can set it on how many computers you like, you can do only things you want to do with it without care to pay any aditional money. In that sense Blender is truly free and that is something to take account (and cannot be ignored).
Also it is very light and easy to install and transfer all your settings everywhere you want (another pc). It is almost like a parasite that sticks to another being and slowly is taking over the host. You get Blender together with your primary software and slowly start to use it for small tasks and ends up with doing more than half your work in Blender because you actually find it better to work with.
Blender strategy is as it is brilliant in it’s own way