I guess the explaination is that (almost?) every other company who decided to go this way got pirated. Still, these companies exist and win over cusomers with quality and features.
But making things more complicated, expensive and restricted for long term paying customers can’t be the right way.
Just checked out Studio Ones activation process. They do it the way you suggested and give you FIVE permanent offline activations on 5 different machines per license. Why is Steinberg treating us so differently.
I don’t understand why we are given only one offline activation which we even have to reactivate after 1 year. If we want to use more offline machines we have to pay or go online regularly.