I also just received "the great news".
The new licensing model makes Eagle dead to me. Feels like a re-run of the 7.0 licensing fiasco.
I've been paying for the unlimited, full version (layout/schematic/router) for over 15 years (since v3.5, I think). That's no minor investment. And I will vote with my money and stay on 7.7 until they change the licensing, or I move irreversibly to another CAD system.
I simply won't have another entity in control of when, where, and to what level of functionality a piece of software that is critical to my business will run at any given time.
Their marketing justification that Microsoft, Adobe, and others do rent-ware is meaningless. Who does this licensing model really serve? (That's a rhetorical question.)
Too bad. I was looking forward to the modular design feature which was only partially implemented in 7.x, and more router enhancements. They can keep it.