I have no problems paying $5/Month for each Home Assistant (HAss) instance ($5/Month/HAss CPU). What I want is the ability to have access to other peoples HAss CPU’s from my single Nabu Casa account. I.e. I have access to other peoples (friends & family who I help) HAss CPU’s from my one Nabu Casa account (they send me an invitation for A single CPU from their personal Nabu Casa account, to administer that one/more HAss CPU/'s from my personal Nabu Casa account). So in other word, A Nabu Casa account should be free, but each HAss CPU pays $5/Month to be registered with Nabu Casa & is owned by an individual account; but administered/accessed by one/more accounts. The more HAss CPU’s you own (you have 3 homes) the more money you have, the more you should pay… This also gives HAss the ability to compete better with commercial systems like Fibaro, in that it is more appealing for professional installers to monitor, administer & fix client CPU’s.
Then I would like to pay extra in my personal Nabu Casa account for cloud storage, in which I can store data from HAss CPU’s for things like Logs & Pictures from HAss, with the option of locking that data for A dedicated retention period (Cloud Storage is a gold mine), let’s for E.g. say $5/5Gb/month as log file’s don’t take up much room. & that storage is only accessible from my personal account, so if multiple people want to store the same data (multiple copies of the same data), they all have to pay for that copy of the data (heaps better for security & Nuba Casa makes more money, I’m all for supporting HAss).
I’d also like to pay in advance, A credit system if you will. E.g. I just got payed, I want to put $60 on my Nabu Casa account (pay for the next 12 months) in advance. Rather than it being deducted each month from my credit card (I hate credit cards). This helps everyone Nabu can put this money advance into investment systems & earn more off the interest, & helps the poor by helping prevent over the top interest rates on credit cards. Instead of making the rich richer & the poor poorer.
Last but not least, allow one account to pay for another accounts bill’s. This is to encourage Professional installations, as it can get confusing when you pay 2+ different company’s for the one product experience (E.g. myhome.org setup & maintains my system currently; but next year i will want to shop around for a new company to maintain my system, but what is this Nuba casa bill on my credit card today?). In my experiences there are two main type of people who get into Home automation, the wealthy who want & pay for someone else to setup & maintain their systems, & the tinker-a, who wants things on the cheap, & do everything them selves (Sorry mum, dad, uncle, aunt & brother in-law, you’re considered wealthy).