The Make users are the base from whence SU came. Because it was free and robust, I started there and eventually went pro. More importantly: 1) the fact that Trimble is spending time and energy on a web version when restricting features from Pro for Make would be so much easier, worries me about the future; 2) the fact that Make is abandoned for a very slow web version, SU free, tells me Trimble doesn’t care about students (which was also a major stepping stone to pro and in part why SU took off); nor, 3) the pro & free users like me who can’t reasonably occasionally and lightly use SU free 18 (because it is so damn slow), without having to upgrade every iteration.
Find me more than a few users, Pro users or not, who think SU free 18, i.e. SU free on the web bodes well for the future of SU.
Apple created Pages, Numbers and Keynote for the Mac and it became free (no doubt in part to compete w/ Google’s apps; then they created a web based version for non-Apple users (no doubt in part to offer an alternative to Google’s apps, and probably to draw even more non-Apple users to the Apple platforms). I can guarantee you the native app works much better and always will. Trimble has a different motive and it doesn’t bode well for the future of SU.