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| p.1 #17 · Adobe offerts Photoshop+Lightning cloud for $9.99/mo |
Under the rental model, they make continuous cash flow regardless of whether or not they deliver. In fact, profits would decline if they DID do a lot of R&D to deliver new versions. So, which business model do YOU think is in YOUR best interest?
This is my biggest concern with the CC license model ... there is no guarantee that subscribers will receive any significant features in the future ... but Adobe IS guaranteed an income regardless of what effort they put forth ... or if they decide to add any new features beyond new Camera RAW support and/or updates to accommodate future OS and hardware issues.
Just like Adobe, it's my bottom line I am more concerned with ... the price point of CC, even for the full version is not an issue for me, I can afford whatever I choose to spend ... If money were the issue, I wouldn't have spent so much on cameras, lenses, lighting, etc. over the past many decades ... what is important to me is if the investment I would make with Adobe for the privilege of use of their software would enhance my livelihood to the same degree or greater if I used either what I already have, or options from other developers who don't include an expiration date with their products.
So far, I'm remain convinced the latter is the more sound plan for the long term.
Either way, we still have until Dec. 31 to evaluate the offer ... there is no reason to jump through the hoop any earlier than necessary ... other than to give Adobe a few extra months of rental fees.