I understand completely, I’m not hating on you guys for it,
Perhaps consider doing a small ‘free gallery’ with no more than ten layouts? Like one for each category? That way it won’t eat into your bottom line, but help sample your code so people can see it…
But my real selfish motive is that colorlib was my text-book on learning for fun what code does what etc. I should make a disclaimer that I was by no means a professional and none of it ever went live, but it was a fun-to-me past-time; I often recommended you guys as an awesome resource. I can’t do that anymore which makes me really sad.
I hope you guys consider in the future releasing a very small gallery, even 5 or 10 just so people can have fun and poke around.
From a business side it would even show off your guys’ documentation etc how good it is, too.
Best of luck on your new business strategy, I sincerely hope it works for you guys, though I also hope you consider my idea, too.