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| p.2 #10 · p.2 #10 · What the H E double toothpicks was Adobe thinking? |
I have always skipped versions of photoshop since it offers little change from one version to the next. Often times, the only reason for my upgrade is for RAW support.
Since I have owned CS2, CS4, and CS6 --- my total expenditure over the past 8 years has been $1000. This has included the initial purchase of CS2, and two subsequent updates.
If I were to have the Creative Cloud over the same period of time for only photoshop ($20/mo), it amounts to $1920.
I am essentially paying twice as much for something that gives me the same utility -- and I have nothing to show for it when I stop giving Adobe money.
I'm due for a new car in the next few years, and I'm planning on getting a new Toyota 4Runner which costs around $35,000. If the Toyota dealer was like Adobe, they would try to sell me on the "Toyota Creative Cloud" which involves a 4 year lease for only $1458 each month. If you do that math on that, it would amount to $70,000 over 4 years. Sounds like a good deal right? Oh, and yeah, I don't get to keep the car when the lease is over.