« on: May 13, 2013, 10:13:02 AM »
Hmm... in 2008 I bought CS4 Design Premium for around $400 (as a student). I still use it five years on.
With the new CC subscription, the cost of ownership by now would have been around $1800. If I had remained a student from 2008 until now it would have cost me $720 (they offer 60% discount for students). But I was only a student for one year (mid-life crisis), meaning the price from then until now would have been $1584.
I know which model I prefer.
As a side note: to those that had CS4, but now use CS6, are there many improvements between the two versions? If there's enough incentive, I'll just buy a student copy of CS6 DP while I still can (my wife's now the student)... it's still $400...
Having your wife buy PS at the student price for you, who is not a student, is essentially pirating the software. If you're willing to pirate the software part way, why not just go all the way and download it from the net for free.
How should I take your comment... "Oh, FFS" you didn't realize that... or "Oh, FFS"... I'm being too technical...
My point is meant to be illustrative... people are whining on and on about the new CC model and the higher costs and in some cases are claiming Adobe will lose customers and because they don't like it here's how they're going to get around it. Frankly, I don't care and don't judge anyone who buys a student version when they are not a student or outright pirates it.... but don't take some solice in the fact that you're only somewhat violating the license terms. If you know you're not a student but go out of your way to get a student copy just to save some money and not pay Adobe's price... then you're halfway pirating it... so go all the way and download it for free. It's quite easy.