You have a car, you gotta pay the fees to drive it on the road. It is what it is. The proof of registration can be good, or bad.
Good: When I lived in Ontario, it was simple. A little sticker that goes on the corner of your license plate. Every two years, just put the new sticker over the old and you are good to go.
Bad: Stupid Ass New York state. A sticker that goes in the bottom corner of your windshield. Through two years of baking in the sun, the glue holding the sticker turns to superglue leaving you with this crap when you need to replace it. 30 minutes of scraping in the most difficult to reach part of the car, you can finally put the new one on, knowing what awaits in another two years.