This is one of the worst parts of microstock. (not just SS) Can you imagine to have your image on hundreds of thousands event posters or calendars and you only got $3.65 - $15.00 or so? If that's not degrading, I don't know what is and for that reason, none of my images on microstock anywhere are poster or calendar quality. (I make my own calendars anyway)
If you are approached directly by a poster company and they tell you they want to use your image for a 500.000 print run for posters for a nationwide event but they can only pay you $5.00, would you say "sure, no problem" ? "Digital Templates" are even worse
so, instead of throwing a fit about $0.10 for a subscription, this clause is what people should throw a fit about imo
In normal case, it can't be 3.65, the lowest should be 23.79(67.96*0.35)
Maybe there are some kinds of Shutterstock Enterprise package......