It might be too late for this, but have you considered renaming "Protected Content" to help resolve the confusion related to its relationship to Membership?
How about calling it Membership Advanced? Or Membership II?
Then in the documentation for Protected Content, both generally and in the product manual, shouldn't the very first paragraph explain where Protected Content "fits" into the plugin-scheme? Basically, a user should choose "Protected Content" if setting up a new site, and Membership users should understand that there will be a migration path soon.
I found this all confusing until Michael helped me sort it out.
If I'm late to the game here or just dead wrong, I apologize :slight_smile: