I have to say that this discussion about licenses revealed to me the high cost of using a UI kit from GraphicRiver. This is one of multiple sources I check for UI kits, and the cost of using a UI kit for a paid app is more than enough to pay for annual memberships in those sites. The cost of a regular license here (around $5-$8) is the same as purchasing an individual UI template in other sites, but those sites have multi-use royalty free commercial licenses.
Is there a way you can allow your authors to compete in price against other sites? For instance, the forced multiplier makes commercial use prices way too high (say $5 in other sites vs. $75 here).
The one site I know that sells UI kits at that price range (a) provide unlimited use, in any number of apps, and (b) provide full source code for a fully running app, not just a PSD that you slice and dice yourself.
I’m not an author, so I have to ask: Is it true that the price of extended licenses are fixed based on the price of the regular license? Why can’t authors set the price of the extended license? I ask because I’m hoping that the authors of some of the themes I’m interested in would rather reduce the price of their product with an extended license instead of completely losing the sale because of the high price.
I think as a buyer, these changes make Envato products cost prohibitive. I’m an app developer, and I’m constantly browsing the User Interfaces section of Graphic River for interesting app templates for mobile apps. Now I can no longer use them for apps that I sell unless I pay the pricey extended license. Keep in mind – some UI templates don’t even have the option of extended licenses.