Well, they also changed the T&C on the CMNA itself, I attended in mid 2022 and neither got CMNA promo equipment nor the according licenses. Now that's not part of the deal and the removed that for the CMNA.
Right now my lab consists of a few MRs, some Cisco, but unfortunately also 3rd party switches like Mikrotik and Ubiquiti, but I think that's the way that's intented, get into different vendors and pick your favorite.
In terms of licensing for a lab, Cisco Meraki is not a favorite anymore. (For business owners, that's not important, for sure)
Sad, but new partners seem not to be welcomed like some months ago. I can't do the testing on prod equipment. For home use they are forced to go with Juniper, Mikrotik or Ubiquiti.