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History shows Corel left it's consumers high and dry in the past.
Sorry ... I'm just a young pup that can't remember what I had for breakfast and doesn't remember anything that far back.
But, I do remember gettin' jerked a few times by Adobe in the last year or so @ 3 version upgrade policy change to 1 version, backlash backpedaling to must upgrade to CS6 to be eligible for future upgrades, "psyche" there are no future upgrades, and you gotta sign up for our eternal rental program, no more hard copies to be bought. They seem to be on quite a roll here, don't ya think?
Adobe just won't seem to let us forget, with a new "poke" just about the time things seem to be settling back down. At the rate they've been going, there seems to be a lingering feeling of "what's next" ... are they gonna disable those of us with hard copies of CS6 (or earlier) via some "update" and force us then to go CC ... the trust issue is certainly a legitimate issue.
I try not to think about it much ... just keep using CS6, but I won't be surprised (ticked off, but not surprised) when I go to use CS6 next year and they've somehow managed to disable it. After all, they are offering us a "sweetheart deal" to sign up for CC by the end of the year. I'd anticipate they'll exonerate themselves by pointing back to offering us such a sweet deal, claiming that we should have taken it when it was offered, before they closed the door. And any concerns or paranoia that people have regarding the future of Adobe products ... well, that came at the hand of Adobe over the last two years, i.e. it has been their own doing that has upset their customer base.
As a product, I'm good with CS6 and envision being so for a very, very long time (new camera support notwithstanding) ... at least as long as Adobe will allow me to keep using it. But that confidence has been shaken regarding what's to come next year or the year after from Adobe. If they take a year or so to lock everyone into CC, that's a year or so for Corel to improve their position both on product and customer relations. How will it play out ... who knows