Patreon’s change of heart is indeed welcome, although I am withholding final judgement until I see exactly how things pan out. In a sense you can of course take your patrons with you, as a download of the basic details, and with all the other tools available I suspect it would not be too difficult to reconstruct a similar experience that might even be better for managing privileged content. I’ve yet to do that myself, but it is in my plans. I’m also having a little trouble with Stripe, which was easy enough to set up, harder to get working efficiently.
Overall, I’m glad to have been goaded into doing something to make it easy for people who don’t want the hassle of signing up for Patreon, perhaps because they only have one person to whom they want to donate.