Do I understand correctly? In order to download this, I have to follow you on Instagram? Are you sure you don't want to insist that I like you on Facebook, or sing your praises on Twitter? I would honestly rather pay money that I can't afford for something commercial than stoop to such levels.
I am sorry that you are angry that someone shares their own tools here. I only ask to click to have mobility in the network and to be able to continue developing free plugins and I think that it does not suppose anything strange (I do not earn money with this). In eight years that this plugin has been circulating everywhere and with thousands of downloads, all I have received are thanks for the work it does, and you are the only person who has expressed something like this.
However, they're not the only user here who feels this way. Quite a few people online these days DO NOT use social media by choice, and aren't about to sign up for Mark Zuckerberg et al's malware just to get a VST. I know that might seem unusual now, but...well, get used to it, as plenty of users are abandoning those platforms due to their intrusive nature on a number of levels.
And while this might be a nifty bit of software that I could use, well, I'm in that camp as well. I don't care how well you've coded this, I'm simply NOT letting those corporate types into my machine so that I can hype your plug. And like I said, get used to this...you're apt to see it more and more in the future.
Not so, a second page opens and it is voluntary to click, and it is focused on the people who are in those networks. The download page remains open in the previous tab, without having to follow anything. There is absolutely nothing to do to get this plugin.