As the author of PromDapter I'd like to drop my line about this change.
I support the stance taken here - as a whole, including the pricing. I don't have strong opinion on pricing, its not my business - but the magnitude seems to be on level field for alike tools.
I understand (and can hereby confirm) that people using PromDapter will require Pro-version to keep it functioning - but of course the free version can be used to confirm that its working.
It will sure make my job easier as now I can open up all the source stack including the HWiNFO specific Shared Memory parts. It's been a pleasure to be able to provide additional value on top of HWiNFO and this makes the positioning even clearer now. When I needed the PromDapter for myself, I evaluated various alike tools. HWiNFO was second to none (by far) back then, and the Shared Memory was freely available, Martin being extremely helpful and prompt on any assistance I needed.
I'm a bit busy on other things right now, but if someone wants to have immediate access to PromDapter shared memory parts, don't hesitate to contact me. I have currently private NuGet build, that I will open up asap and can speed the process up, if someone wants it immediately.