It seems now that the whole point about the Flickr pricing change is to introduce ads to the customers.
The old Pro membership cost $24.95 and the new ad-free Flickr costs $49,99, as mentioned here.
I rather keep paying the Pro membership and stay happy with unlimited uploads and no ads. I am lucky to have once been pro, since those memberships are no longer being sold. Currently you just have to choose between the three, free member, ad-free or the crazy oddball $499,99 two terabyte plan (which comes with ads I assume).
But who knows, the ads might start to appear to the old pro accounts, there’s nothing stopping Flickr doing that I guess. If that’s going to happen, I am just going to downgrade.
Shitty thing, really.