If I knew I could use the legacy 6.25 version indefinitely I would consider renewing. But never for the $74.61 indicated on my account's Billing page. I would find it difficult to even renew at the $44 I paid to renew a year ago.
I actually enjoyed using legacy Evernote Desktop just for the sake of using it - aside from the usefulness I found in it! It was so fast and powerful, with so very many little features that had been added through the years to accommodate user requests and workflows. The web clipper is outstanding and is the primary thing that has kept me thus far.
I understand the decisions made to unify the code base, etc. But surely it was understood by all that going the route you did would cripple the speed and functionality of the desktop version. At least I would certainly hope so. But I'm not really so sure, given that there seem to be so few at Evernote that actually knew what all the software was capable of any how/why users used it as they did.
It's just another app now. It's not very special and certainly not business-class, given how it now actually slows the productivity of users. The countless posts on the Evernote forums are absolutely right about that. And that cannot change until a legitimate, robust, local desktop version is released. There is no such thing now. I'll miss the Evernote I used to know. But there are just too many excellent alternatives, free and paid. I'll probably go back to OneNote for now, which is excellent in a lot of ways. Thank goodness the 6.25 legacy desktop version will export in a format that isn't too awfully cumbersome to import into Microsoft's product.
Good luck to you all and to the employees at Evernote. You guys are adding a lot of really interesting and useful features to your entirely new product, and I hope you find the number of subscribers that sustaining the company requires who find your offerings acceptable for their use.