Although I have no problem getting pro, that wouldn’t resolve my problems. For example, what if I forgot to set the date? My early access wouldn’t switch, yet I’d have no way of knowing until someone complained. about it.
However, the main reason is simple. I don’t always release chapters regularly. If one week I don’t feel like releasing the next chapter, then I don’t want the public to get a chapter, and then the locked to get a chapter. Furthermore, the timing issue. I give myself a 48 window to release a chapter, which means that my free and $1 chapters would assuredly release out of sync with my new early access chapter, and since this change isn’t announced, this can lead to even more confusion.
On top of that, my Table of Contents wouldn’t update when my chapters updated. So, there is another discrepancy caused by the automated system.
Finally, I have 2 forms of accounts, Patreon, and a local membership app supported through Paypal. That other app can’t do the timing, so even if it did do automatic updates, I’d still need to check the duplicate post and properly change those.
All in all, it’d just be convenient. It’s honestly frustrating that people who aren’t even signed in to Patreon can see this information, but the administrator, the person who needs this information the most accessible, is denied it.