Sorry you feel that way. I will explain further just so there is no misunderstanding on the policy. The licensing of our products has never changed and what I quoted has always been on our order page when you ordered your licenses.
You can run Photopost on your site forever thats never in question. When you purchase a license you get one year members access to download code updates and product support. We have 15000 customers and as such support has never been free. That is what our members area renewal has always been there for. It is up to you whether you require it or not. vbulletin works in the same way we do. The members area access is exactly what allows us to provide support for people. Our company or any company for that matter would not be in business if you only paid say a hundred dollars and obtain product support for life.