I am on a free account and can download pdf's of articles. Just tested.
Are Premium and Pro the same then?
Yes. It's a re-branding to coincide with the launch of Classes.
Does that mean you can no longer "earn" a premium account?
No, featuring still gets you pro/premium, it is (as far as I am aware) purely a change of name.
("No" meaning "yes, you can still earn Pro/Premium".)
It used to be a 3 month for featured and one year for home page listing...
It still is, as far as I am aware.
Good to hear :-)
BTW like your Etsy Laser Page
Haha, thank you!