I don’t know what Envato told its sellers, other than updating its pricing best practices document, but I’ve witness a general across-the-board increase in pricing from all your vendors over the past few weeks.
This is a terrible idea. I think it’s a foolish one as well because it has driven me away from your community. In my opinion, most of the WP themes, templates, plugins, etc., on this site are way overpriced to begin with. Whatever you did to compel your authors to jack up their prices even more only adds insult to injury. You and they must be living in dreamland.
Unfortunately, I made a deposit into my Envato account. I regret doing so as it is non refundable. Now I have to figure out how to spend that money on products I don’t want, from a host I no longer want anything to do with.