Why standard-plugins behind the login-barrier?

in my opinion its a very bad decision to put the plugins behind the login barrier…
especially the standard ones, i see no reason for doing this for standard-plugins like

IR control
GPIO control
Touch Display

they are not a specific stuff at all …

… and volumio also cannot be used as a pure offline-only player
without losing plugins … may be its a specific use of volumio …

but only my opinion…

The login was created to support a pay system for plugins, so hopefully other vendors (like Hardware) might built plugins to support volumio. Or for the community that built all these free goodies in their free time.
All that it cost you, is an e-mail.

You misunderstood.
Login allow you to access plugin strore. If not connected, if don’t loose the usage of installed plugin.