Your argument is basically that LTS should be exclusive, not that it should provide value. As long as existing LTS accounts get their full value for less than what a monthly subscriber would get, then exclusivity shouldn't matter that much.
This idea sounds a bit like what NCSoft did with their Paragon Rewards program. As a veteran player, I lost nothing in the conversion that I'd already earned and got the ability to earn more rewards without becoming a regular subscriber. (Not that I took advantage of that, but the possibility was there...)
I'm glad to hear that Cryptic is thinking along these lines.
Well, I'm not in agreement with you and I'm just going to leave it at that.
This thread looks far too much along the lines of some other "discussions" that turned bad so I'm leaving. Hope this doesn't end the same way.