If you are just a photographer and not in multimedia which I find hard to believe,
I think that about sums up the depth of your perception capabilities which puts the rest of the post in an appropriate context.
TBH I feel most of the people who are complaining are not current subscribers to CS anyway and get it some how under the rug... For a pro it is bread and butter and it pays for itself, its a small price to pay.
Right, so all the professionals are using warez versions of software.
Its like getting a car on PP you pay for the usage then dont have to worry about residuals and depreciation because the package is better value for people who USE it.
Yup, some people lease cars and it makes sense. But know what? Lots of people still prefer to purchase and own cars even with all that evil depreciation, etc.
The IF statement whether you quit and then you have nothing for your money, well as a pro why would you quit?
You're right, people never change jobs or retire but want to still enjoy their hobby or use it as a part time income. C'mon folks, either you're all in or you're out! </sarcasm>
The CS suite has been in development for 20 years. I don't see anything coming to market at the same scale and quality any time soon.
Others have adequately addressed this piece of ridiculousness.
PS is a pro application with pro prices... people seem to forget that, its not the go to app for any old john doe, it never has been its just been made available by piracy.
So it's okay for amateurs to own $3500 (or even $7000) cameras, but a $600 software package is only for pros and us non-pros clearly can't afford it and must pirate it? You really have some strange views of the world my friend.