It really is a shame. I’ve been using perch since around 2012 maybe... both for sites working for previous employers, personal sites and more recently for my own freelance clients. It’s been an easy recommendation. Initially because the first hand support had been invaluable. We’ve seen that disappear pretty much entirely with the move to the new forum. Now with zero communication and real unresolved issues moving forward with php7.4. I can no longer say that perch is the same perch I used to recommend and therefore have moved on to something else.
I also have believe that with the current state of the project, selling licenses is misleading and to some degree unethical. They clearly ignore the multiple requests for updates and information. Posts can take days before getting approved for the forum and their social profiles indicate that not only they are supporting but still developing the project.
So long. My last post here. It’s been a fun ride while it lasted.