Memberships are not all the same. Some memberships last a lifetime, others last a year, or a month. Some memberships are for an individual, others for a couple, others for an entire family.
Lots of stuff has been changing in Drupal 8 recently. In 8.3.0, a new experimental "layout discovery" module was added to core, which conflicted with the contrib "layout plugin" module.
This is why you want to be on our maintenance plans. Our number one priority is recoverability, from just about any risk. And today, we had a client that needed this, in a very bad way!
A past customer just called, with email trouble... suddenly their email had stopped delivering. This customer had been acquired by another company, and we had shut off their web hosting service months ago, as their website had been retired.
Extreme irony: the person most responsible for making Drupal a mature, stable, long-term platform has been ejected from a leadership role for reasons that are not entirely clear. As a result, the Drupal community itself is going through a painful crisis.
Yesterday Amazon Web Services (AWS) had a major outage in their US-East datacenter, in Virgina. It made all sorts of national news, largely because it affected some major online services.