I agree that it's great for developers to earn a little money for the effort they put into their plugins. I think it creates a few problems though: If you choose to create a premium resource, you better be damn sure that your plugin works without flaws. What about support for the plugins? I mean, you can't try before you buy, so what if the plugin doesn't live up to your expectations? I don't expect any spigot staff to handle chargebacks, and scamming will increase a lot, and this will significantly increase spigot's staff's workload to download and test if the plugins are actually working as the author describes. And what do you really pay for? Technically you pay for a plugin which may or may not work on the current MC version, and what if the dev gets tired of the plugin and abandon it? Then your money can be lost when Mojang breaks stuff as usual. Since I don't expect there will be any DRM, it doesn't take more than a few clicks to share the jar after purchase. Bottom line: I'll rather prefer a little popup where you can choose 1$, 2$ or 5$ (etc) when downloading, to donate to the author. The current way Mojang updates and plugins are updated are generally too messy, so think this feature will create a lot of disappointments on the long term.