mystik610 wrote in post #18475490
Owning software is over-rated. It has no value if isn't useful anymore. No value in an old windows 98 disc
The exception is video games. I regret selling my old stuff when I was a kid because I had video game G.A.S
It's not the value of the software per se, it's the savings vs having to pay a monthly fee. Taken on it's own, $10 a month doesn't seem bad. But that's $120 a year. Every year. Add the $50 a year I pay for Backblaze. and we're at $170 a year just for photography related software. That's not any office/business related software, entertainment subscriptions, etc. The myriad subscription services add up quick to bleed you dry. Bearing in mind that there are lots of other things that have to be paid for, from professional license renewals each year, professional software subscriptions and organization memberships, and it starts to make a lot more sense to eliminate excess expenditures in all their forms. As a very wealthy friend used to say, if you mind your pennies your dollars will mind themselves.
Of course, there will soon come a time when moving to CC is unavoidable, but with the increasing number of competitors out there I may just switch over to something else. Who knows.