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Yes, it's cheaper in the longer term to go with Perpetual and plan to keep renewing Support+Upgrades, and you do get major upgrades for free if you do that.  You also get all upgrades with Annual licenses but of course that license type expires and stops working entirely if you don't renew them, while Perpetual keeps working with the licensed major release forever, even after Support+Upgrades expires.