Upload & Sell: On
All water flows to the river Styx, and Adobe has been working on that.
First, they said you have to be on the current version to get the upgrade to the next, or you pay full price. Now, they're going to force everyone to move to CC. The math works out reasonably well, because they've made it so. Basically, over 18-20 months you'll pay about the same -- at 24 months slightly more -- than you would have paid for the boxed upgrade price every two years.
The "slightly more" rankles me a bit because not everyone upgraded, so now they've got a constant and consistent revenue stream, plus they've got less churn, so Adobe benefits significantly. On the flip side, we used to get very few new features over the course of the two years between upgrades. With CC, anything that's ready for prime time will get released and the software will get continually better.
My take overall: it's not a gimme, and I've sort of resisted the change over to CC, but it's not a ripoff either.