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| p.1 #7 · CS6 vs CC....user opinions please? |
The big difference, and the reason so many photographers hate this plan, is that with a normal upgrade (which was $199, not $299), after you pay for the upgrade, you have that upgrade forever. With CC, you must continue to pay $10 a month in perpetuity, or you lose ALL the upgrades you've been paying for for years. So, if instead of releasing CC, they release CS7, then CS8...in 3 years, I'll have paid $400 (at the 3 year cutoff, this is the highest point..of course at 4 years, it'll still be 400), and will have CS8 forever if I choose to not upgrade ever again. With CC, though, I'll have paid $360, and if I decide to stop paying, I have CS6 (or nothing if you didn't own CS6 to begin with). I'm not in the habit of paying $360 and being left with nothing at the end if I decide I want to not upgrade anymore. And that's with the reduced price that they're discussing...as of now, it's $10 a month for a year, then $20 a month thereafter.
I've already paid about $1,400 on Photoshop (6, then 7, CS2, CS5 and CS6)...now, if I want to go beyond CS6...I need to pay $20 a month, well, forever, if if I ever want to keep the upgrades beyond CS6. Four years in, there's really little incentive for Adobe to keep developing new features....they'll have you trapped, and you need to keep paying or lose all the new features introduced up to then, and drop back to CS6 with nothing to show for the hundreds upon hundreds of dollars spent since CS6.