Do I have to pay the premium site fee each year? When I first clicked the purchase button it said “one time fee” but on the PayPal purchase page it says “Your subscription will automatically renew each year. You may disable auto renew at any time from your WordPress.com dashboard.” I want to know if I will have to pay for the template each year or if it is truly a one-time fee?
Are you talking about the Premium Bundle? Which costs $99? Yes, that is an annual fee. But if you are talking about a Premium Theme, with variable prices, they are a one-off fee.
If you have the Bundle, there may be things you don’t want like Custom Design, Videopress, No Ads upgrade. So you can choose which upgrades you want, and just buy them separately to save money if you don’t want them all.