Except for a few loud people here, people definitely don't want options. They want convenience. That's why the iPhone is doing so well. I sigh every time I have to reinstall uplay or origin on top of steam.
Good on sony for nipping this publisher specific subscription thing in the bud and curating their ecosystem. Maybe not for the reasons stated, but I'm happy with their decision.
Also, does EA really not check with platform holders if their new scheme is cool with them before developing and launching it? What if Microsoft had said the same thing, would it even be worth it for EA? Unless EA did in fact mean to compete with ps+ I see no reason why they wouldn't check in with sony earlier and maybe work something out rather than simply getting denied like this. I'm no businessman, but this looks like an ill advised strategy.