Dear Digital Ocean,
I think it would be a win-win situation if you introduce a "hobby-plan" for your managed databases. I think a reasonable price would be $5/month. I wouldn't need a lot of storage capacity. Just enough to get to know the how it works. Try out different scenarios.
Right now I really want to get started with managed databases in digital ocean but it is just too expensive at $15/month. I think it would be fantastic to have the oppertunity to get to know / practice on a cheaper managed database first. So when I want to have a "proper" production ready node (at $15/month), I know what I am doing.
I think it would be a win-win, because the threshold to start using managed databases at digital ocean would be low enough for hobbiest to try it out. And when you fall in love with a feature (like I did with droplets and domains), you will take that passion with you to your job (enterprise).
Thank you for reading my idea.