If I have to read one more post about how Tesla MUST charge per kWh, pay per use, or charge by time, I'm going to cry over the stupidity of humanity. The reason Tesla has an existing Supercharging Network is that they took the easiest system in the world - ALL YOU CAN EAT - and transposed it onto a charging network.
I paid $2000 for a lifetime of free charging. Similar to the last time I went to Hometown Buffet (ugh). Some filled up on pizza. Some ate the salad, while some ate the shrimp, exclusively.
If everyone ate nothing but shrimp, they'd probably have to change formats, raise prices or eliminate the shrimp, but some people just want a salad. Some people love the pizza. Didn't they know the shrimp were a better "deal"? Weren't they optimizing their meal for the greatest value, you ask?
NO and NO.
They made a personal choice. A preference. I heard shrimp are high in cholesterol.
Back to Tesla Motors. Their goal is to "ACCELERATE THE ADVENT OF SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION."
Objectively, Tesla has accelerated their Supercharging Network by internally allocating $ from each sale to the construction, maintenance and fuel for its network. They could become just like Chargepoint or some other crappy (slow) charging service OR they can continue to disrupt by making a better product for everyone and replace the entire gasoline fueling system, singlehandedly.
I'm glad they have introduced the Model 3 with the lowest possible price point and then give owners the OPTION to join the Supercharging network through a fee paid or the purchase of a package of options (likely larger battery).
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.