I'm waiting to see how things shake out. I love Viki, I love that the volunteer subbers keep cultural references and explain things that would be missed by non-Koreans. For example, in Chicago Typewriter the subbers added a little explanation of the Japanese/Korean conflict. That sort of extra is not found in professional subbing sites like DramaFever, which is why I always look to Viki first for a drama.
However, I do think that Viki's pricing for plus is too high. Fine, I understand licensing issues, but I paid $100 per year to DramaFever because I could download content to watch dramas offline on plane trips. Viki isn't giving us that option, they're doubling their price to basically gives you access to things that were removed a few months ago. $70 per year to get back the content that was gobbled up by Kocowa? Maybe, but $100, no way. Besides, Kocowa and DramaFever have paid subbers, and Viki relies on a base of volunteers. So what sort of value are they really adding with that much of an increase? Kocowa's pricing itself is a bit steep, too. What makes them think that $70 per year is worth it over DramaFever who is giving us downloadable content for $50 per year under their new plans?
Long story short, I'll probably focus on dramas I can access with my standard plan or through DramaFever or Netflix. It looks like Kocowa has an option to pay by the day, so if there's a drama that I can't live without and can't access without Kocowa, then I'l probably pay for either a few days or a month directly to Kocowa and binge watch it and then cancel.