I'm sorry, I know that this is not a technical-related question but I don't know where I could post this request otherwise. Also, I beg you to forgive my english grammar and spelling errors and I hope that you'll understand what I mean anyway.
Here's my personal thought:
I love jetbrains products. Last year I purchased a license for IDEA, with the intention of using it to develop PHP scripts for work and study Python and Ruby (I never cared much about Java); after a year I realised that for my personal workflow it was better to purchase two separate licenses for PHPStorm and PyCharm; and I'm currently evaluating the possibility of buying a third license for WebStorm, because even if JetBrains employees says that PHPStorm is a super-set of WS, its internal web server is actually a webstorm-only feature and is very handy in some situations. I know that I could renew my IntelliJ Idea license and by using its plugins have the support for PHP, Python, Ruby and all the other languages, but IMHO PHPStorm, PyCharm, RubyMine, etc taken as single products are better suited, for at least these four reasons:
* They have a better support for the newest features of each of those languages
* Sometimes they have features not supported by their counterparts on IDEA
* Judging from my experience over the last year and from the complains I read on the blog, it seems to me that they get update much often than the relative IntelliJ Idea plugins.
* You can directly drag and drop a folder and have it open inside the IDE, without having to create a new project
I would personally love if JetBrains could make a sort of subscription where you can purchase a single license and use it to unlock every JetBrains IDE available at the moment with the exception of IntelliJ IDEA and Resharper (WebStorm, PHPStorm, RubyMine, PyCharm, AppCode). Of course, the price for a license of this kind would be *way more expensive* than the price of a license for a single product, but I feel that if Jetbrains could sell it for a good price there would be many person interested in that; for example, they could charge the same price they're actually asking for a license of IDEA.
For that price I would buy a license for sure.
So I'd like to ask a question to both JetBrains staff and to the members of this forum:
Do you think it's a crazy idea or do you think that there's something good in this proposal?