Quite simply, if you take out a subscription membership, you’ll be able to download any of the premium WordPress themes and plugins that we share with our members for the duration of your subscription. The cost for an annual ‘All Access’ membership is $65 a year. We don’t offer any form of support and you cannot take advantage of automated updates.
If you buy themes and plugins from their authors or developers they will give you support for a limited time period and allow you to update your theme or plugin with a one-click update process. Obviously, you’ll pay full price for the theme and will need to pay to renew support and keep using automated updates after your initial 6-12 month period.
Now multiply this cost by the number of themes and plugins you are likely to want to use over the next 12 months. The cost of a single premium theme from Themeforest is about the same as a year’s subscription to our site.
It’s really just a question of how much you want to spend buying themes and plugins, and your confidence to use them without author support.