The question is valid, the attitude is not.
However the answer is equally simple and straightforward, because of which the question itself is a bit pointless. It simply is a business decision just like your local supermarket is selling milk for X and not Y.
Plus, there is a perfectly fine certificate provided anyhow, so the whole question is moot in the first place.
Yes, MVPs are regular users. Because of that they are not allowed to voice their opinion and are obliged to jump on the free-beer bandwagon too?
Sure, $200 is not a small amount but Cloudflare can set their pricing to whatever they want. If people don’t like it, they simply walk away. Secondly, there’s not even a need for that feature as a perfectly fine certificate is issued by default and for free. So what exactly are we discussing here?
Shaming the company and accusing it of theft (someone did not look up that word’s definition) is just plain ridiculous.