Now, for my opinion on the Redfox situation.
Slysoft is gone. Kaput. Over. He's dead Jim! Get over it. Some Slysoft products had a lifetime update policy, but that went with the company. Elby products are not affected by the ending of Slysoft, so you don't have to worry about those. And considering the online database that Slysoft AnyDVD HD relied on for decryption of some types of Blu-ray...do you really expect anyone to keep running those servers for free?
Redfox is a new company, made up from the same programmers, who now have more direct control of the direction of the company. They will need a revenue stream to continue, so I see no problem in them asking for payment for the program. I think they are making a mistake in offering a lifetime version, but that may be a necessity in the face of competition from DVDFab.
I had a lifetime version of AnyDVD HD. I'm not particularly happy to lose it, but I understand the situation. I always preferred AnyDVD HD to any other option for decryption, but I will not be buying a new version from Redfox. I simply don't decrypt that many movies anymore. I might buy a movie once a month these days, if that often, and it simply isn't worth investing in the new AnyDVD HD since I already have three other effective decrypters on hand.
This will be the problem for Redfox, DVDFab and others. The market is shrinking for decryption programs as people shift their buying habits away from physical media to streaming. The MPAA may not have to kill them off, the market may make them obsolete all by itself.