I will state here what I posted on discord channel as well. I do not have a problem with paid DLC, but the way it is being handled. As it is done, one will not be able to join a server that is using assets from a community DLC and this is a terrible idea in my opinion. It will force communities to either enforce it or not and if it is not enforced, most of the members won't even consider buying it because they won't be able to play with it. Of course I cannot generalise, but it is the case of the communities I am in contact with. In addition to the split caused by the DLC, it is even aggrevated when third party mods start using assets from said paid DLCs.
Releasing a low quality alternative of such assets would be in my opinion beneficial and vehicles/weapons could even be locked to non-owners (or even briefly allowed as handled previously) which at the end of the day will result in a wider audience and possibly widen the market: communities (even maybe including Altis Life) would not have to forbid the use of the DLC since entry to the server will be allowed.
This is an important aspect if the concept of a platform is the point to emphasize in Arma, otherwise we end up with something in between that is not good for anybody: communities (split between owners and non-owners) and DLC creators (possible lower sales due to forbidding the use of DLC assets)