Not as egregious, but years ago Intuit pulled a similar stunt with Quick Books that I was using to keep my (one employee) company books. They had a subscription service for payroll that was supposed to keep track of tax rate changes. After a year of paying fees, I noted that neither US not NC rates were really changing and it was a simple calculation in any case. Anyway, once the subscription ran out, they refused to print the Federal quarterly report forms that accompany payment to IRS to cover the withheld income tax, Social Security, Medicare and company matches of the later two. So, I had to print those forms outside the software. Most inconvenient.
So, not only did I quit updating Quick Books, I quit using Turbo Tax as well.