There have been a number of concerns voiced, here and elsewhere, that if HD users didn't buy into, or keep up to date, an upgrade/support plan that they would have to buy a complete new system to get back into an upgrade/support plan. Marrianna Montague has just posted on the Avid Pro Tools Facebook page...
"Hey all... there has been some confusion with support that I want to clarify. Avid in no way expects customers to re-buy their valuable hardware to get current [support]. If a customer lapses on support, they will have a 30 day grace period to get back on with no additional fees. If they fall off support for longer than the 30 day window, our policy is that they pay for the time lapsed (prorated), plus the new upcoming year, plus a 25% reinstatement fee for the new year."
So there you have it, from Marrianna Montague who is Director of Online Communities and Forums and the Customer Advocate for Avid.
UPDATE: Avid have now removed this post from their Facebook page.
Original Source - Avid Pro Tools Facebook page