So, my subscription was up for renewal and they dropped the 3-year option for a 2-year version at the same price as 3-years. I went around looking for deals on services using wireguard for the faster speeds I have w/ Nord. I found a few contenders that were about the same price as Nord 3Y plan. CyberGhost was compelling price wise but, I couldn't get it working properly using Linux even though it installed it wouldn't connect / authenticate in linux. Worked fine on the phone though with the app but, the speeds were ~100mbps with wireguard as the protocol which with Nord got full speeds ~900mbps. Torguard was next on the list of trials and I was able to get it working on both phone / PC and the speeds were as expected but, the linux app wouldn't launch until a login o the headless PC to activate it. Their sales page would flag the purchase as "fraud" while connected to a VPN which was a turn off. The routing updates the app applied caused Plex to crash and restart as it was being blocked by the routes that the app was injecting. I had a few more options to test / potentially switch to but, the value wasn't there for competing with the price of Nord. Renewed Nord with "retailmenot" coupon for $4.32 off the price + activating RTM for another 25% cash back. Nord: Normal 2Y - 3.56/mo Discounts 2Y - 2.36/mo Original 3Y Nord w/ discounts / rebates - $1.97/mo Other options above w/ discounts / rebates - $1;94-$1.99/mo Sometimes it's just easier to renew with a price increase than battle with the issues other apps present. Tried and true apps / services result in an easier experience. Having to "hack" the different options to make them work as they should shouldn't have to be the case. While the other providers presented better prices they required additional tactics to make them work such as modifying the install script due to them not supporting the latest release of linux. enabling auto login to get the program to launch and connect, add/remove routes to make things function properly post connection. The whole reason for needing it to work with liinux is that I designed the PC to act as the Router / WIFI / media server / FW / DVR and a couple of other functions. With this it's the aggregation point for everything on the network and provides all devices with protection without monkeying around with apps / routers (dd-wrt/tomato) or the # of devices restrictions of the providers which range from 1-unlimited.