hay I learn something new every day. You are quite right and I was wrong. You only get to use the sw while paying for it
. For me its 22p per day for MS office 2016 for all of the family pc's and droid devices, plus any upgrades during that license year..
Need to read the detail in the future. I thought I was getting the sw on the PC and it would just continue to work if I stopped the subscription. Looks like that is not the case. You get about 30 days to renew and then zap into read-only mode then eventually its gone.
If I had bought a full perpetual MS Office license for all pc's, then I would have to pay the equivalent of the 6 years (office 365 costs) up front, with no upgrades, so using the 365 Home for 5 computers works for me (for now).
I can see and understand why some may use a 2-3 year old license that is £cheap and use the MS office from the past. Basically upgrading but using sw 2-5 years old, which works and is very cheap. I did the same for win7 to get Win10 free for some VM test servers I use.