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It seems like the multiple plans would be okay except for the lack of https on sharepoint for lower plans.
One of the aspects of BPOS touted prior to this was how complete the BPOS subscription was (although still needing CloudLock or similar) while Zoho, Google Apps, etc. relied on a modular subscription approach. As Microsoft has abandoned the BPOS simple and complete pricing scheme, perhaps there is room for a modular addition of https access for basic plans? This could be additional in the way that MDOP can be added to InTune.