as I explained in the twitter thread, the skin won't be exclusive, I plan for the free version of TCS 2020 to be just as high quality as TCS '19 was. The patreon bonuses, will just be stuff like access to work in progress versions, or a random panel that I make that doesn't fit into the skin design (ie some of the stuff I've shown on the Show Your Skin thread.) For higher tiers I could probably do something like custom skins or something, idk.
TCS won't be going anywhere, and people who don't pay won't be losing out. I've been in the position of not being able to afford to donate to a patreon or not wanting to donate and I completely understand those viewpoints and respect them, but as I've grown older and gotten a full time job, my time is more limited and anything extra would be a bonus.
I appreciate your opinion, and thank you for giving me something to think about