No, i only will say :
You have to kind of players :
1st those who play for free => they don’t care about the changes and keep play for free
2nd those who buy gemchest => game goes in a direction you can better unite to get the most out off the game
Let explain : you see in alliance a few people buy subscription: they got almost nothing in return : a few % ally more and 300 gems/buyers. At the end, when for sample 50 individuals but in 50 different ally subscription, those 50 people spent 50 € for nothing.
When those 50 persons do the same in 1 ally => at least 70% ally gold bonus, about 15k gems each person, easily keep all boosts and those persons spent the same 50 €
What do you think happens in the top alliances : they figured out what they got the most for the money they spent.
When i would spent money on subscription it will be only in team with at least 50 subscriptions : much cheaper than buy gemchest. And do i pay flare salary : no i got the most out off the money i eventually like to spent