Only the future will make us wiser.
We do not have all background informations, there are a lot of things we assume. However, you see it from your point of view.
I can only say it from my point of view. Everyone is trying to make money and to make it so they have a good share in profits. If this all is reasonable, we won't find out before someone will go out of business or will raise the prices. For now this development is still fresh and we need to see where it leads to.
As a European I can't even chose, or well I could between legal or illegal, if that were an option for me, but it's not. I could whine that for now Americans get more current drama access, or that Gold QCs in America get all the benefits of VPP, but I don't see a reason for it.
If you say, that your subscription changed isn't it the same with other companies, if something changed along the line, they either tell you that the terms changed and you can stay or cancel. I just received mail from my telecom company saying I should change the settings or the contract will be canceled, means a telefon connection and number my parents once started will be taken out of service. It's do it, or good bye there is not much in between at least at Viki you would not need to take the pass with a bit of patience you can watch the drama 3 weeks later, some bing viewers normally do this anyway.
It's the practiced by so many companies already, I don't like it either, I don't like people to have to work 3 jobs to feed themselves, I don't like people getting pressured unfairly, there are so many things in life I think are just not right, people fighting to survive their circumstances or health issues, that VPP or no VP, access to a drama or no access is kind of a FIRST WORLD PROBLEM to me ...
Of course I want to watch some dramas too, but I might never get the chance, will I survive it, yes I will ...
I still understand your standpoint of you, I think you might not believe me this, but for any company that is using another companies product, like dramas in Viki's case, the amount they need to make depends on the amount of the dealers, So be angry all you want, you can't change the world and Viki prizing will only go down again, if there would be more subscribers than calculated. They will probably bring another discout compaign for Christmas or so, but all in all I don't think there will be a huge change for a while.