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miguel, you may be 'married' to these marketing imbeciles (a parlous situation I would think) but the argument of 'they are all doing it' won't cut the mustard in this case. Good to see you try it on, though, you never know your audience. You know full well the established contractual arrangements involved in sales contracts. Anything else you think buyers 'don't really own'? You now have eight posts here...members notice when you have so little skin in the forum game, so you will understand any suspicion coming your way.
The video music rental cash grab scam has been in the background for a long while now, I recall that a limited number of plays were mooted at one stage - it is languishing in the sin bin for a good reason - consumer revolt.
Maybe they simply want to shrink their market to graphics pros and the like, the folks who use the other end of the creative suite package, who would know? Or care.
If they intended to maximise user hostility they are going the exact right way about it, and I imagine they have just lost 5-10% of market share overnight, with plenty more to join in as word spreads. I hope they trumpet it from the rooftops and enjoy mutual backslaps and high fives, for sticking it to the customer.
It is an excellent result and a deserved outcome, a fine example of market capitalism in action. I've been using their s/w since v5.5 BTW. Make that 'had been using', many of us will be looking at Adobe in the rear view mirror from now on, at least in terms of new purchases and upgrades.