I have read about A New Beginning in Sight for Shadow and I have learned that the service may go extinct if no new investor is found.
Here is my ideeas to make the service profitable since there are too manny unlimited for the current price range for contract and monthly.
1. Increase the price of monthly and annually by 5 euros and the ultimate plan etc accordingly .
2.Limit inactivity vm auto-shutdown to 10 minutes.
3.Cut connection speed from 1Gbs to 100 Mbps that is way enough for everyone and thus less bw costs.
4. Max playtime per day of 8 hours, who plays more than that? Heavy gamers can afford a gaming pc.
5.More strict enforcement of miners and other activities outside of the gaming range which may negatively affect gaming experience of others or too high load or heat on the server nodes - they can go to paperspace for that.
6.Ban vpns accessing the service, add a ban on non supporting countries from way too afar the geographic range as if someone from India using Paris the bandwidth cost will be higher.
7.Limit the usage of the internet of each machine to 5tb per month for both upload and download as I seem people even using it as seed box beside graphic editing and gaming.
8.Stop wasting money on developing app for acces to the service to things like Rasberry Pi that's nonsense.
9. Increase each storage plan price by 2 euros.
So yeah save shadow including the long activation times because having a full windows machine for cheap is what we need not useless gimmicks or unlimited abuse of service as I even saw users using it 24/7.