Vinno wrote in post #15924284
Heck, i dont think i want to spew up the outright price of photoshop but $50 a month to access all adobe apps is a good deal. I dont see why people hate this model? $600 for ps outright or $600 a year for all apps up to date. Im no professional, just a learner/hobby. I guess if you can stay with the current version then your better off outright, adobe why not leave both options available to your customers?
For some folks, Adobe new subscription service fits the bill. Yet, a lot of the people with grievances are those who already laid out US$600 for Photoshop as well as a few hundred more for updates. Now Adobe says if you want another updated version of Photoshop, you'll have to pay, at a minimum, US$20 (after the discounted year) a month for the rest of your life.
Yes, I have the option of just keeping PS CS6, and to a large extent, that's fine. And the reason why it's fine is that I don't need constant updates, which brings up the point that I don't want to have to constantly pay for such unneeded updates, lest I lose the whole product no matter how much money I already invested in it.
But even if I'm completely happy with CS6 for the very, very long run, architectural changes in both software and hardware won't be so amenable.
The new model, for me and apparently many others, will cost more and, by denial of a perpetual license, offer significantly less.
What amazes me is how people can't understand why this just might be a bit disconcerting for some users, especially giving the immense dearth of available alternatives. But true, if Adobe offered both options, I wouldn't hate the new model, as I wouldn't have to even think about it.
Fortunately, I really don't have to worry about the ramifications for another three to five years, depending on software/hardware demands, and hopefully by then, the likes of Aperture and similar software will be able to close the gap a bit.