I Hate Pantone

Subscription price went up to $90 per year.
Just another cost of doing business to pass along to the customer.

Depending on what you do, you could just buy the Affinity Suite and get the latest Pantone Books for the cost of a 2-year Pantone Connect subscription.

The sRGB numbers and HEX codes are exactly the same, as long as the document’s color profile is set to sRGB.

I do production. Affinity suite is something we don’t use.