Big Finish has conformed on their forums that there will be no more main range subscriber December specials and that last year’s Trial of the Valeyard marks the end of an era. As was suspected when the announcement of new pricing was made this is in part funded by withdrawing the bonus release.
So a series of subscribers specials than began and ended with the Sixth Doctor is no more and it is a pity that the original pricing announcement hadn’t made this clearer. Subscribers still get a hefty discount and the 12 story subscriptions also get a free extra title.
As to the stories some had been excellent some maybe less so. It is also the case that there are many more special releases throughout the year than there were when Real Time was released. I am pleased with the stories I have heard but I can accept that they are no longer necessary. December may be a tiny bit less special but I think we will all cope;-)