It seems like people aren't even suggesting to "change" the current pricing structure, but to "add" to it as if it was a new feature (which Zimbra is doing all of the time) and offer another column on the pricing page for the no-support-Network-Edition.. perhaps only with some of the features rather than all of them (Outlook, leave out domain-level admin, leave out clustering/HA, etc.) at a price higher than free, but cheaper than $24/user/year, with the caveat that there is no support provided.With 50% growth last qtr, and 100% growth in the edu market alone last qtr, the rule is:
If it aint broke, don't fix it.
But really, people have brought this up multiple times in forums.. They are willing/offering/asking to give Zimbra money for the extra features in return for no support.. even at that, it seems that most people just want the Outlook connector. Charging $20/year/user for the Outlook connector with no 25-user-minimums and no support in return, and there would be some extra money in the Zimbra T&E fund.
Just some random mumblings from the Thursday afternoon fingertips.