I think most people on here are getting carried away and running with the sheep...
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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.
The definitions are meaningless, all that matters here is a company that has a business model and consumers that vote with their dollars. As I said earlier I'm the type of user that upgrades every other year, or every third year. Works fine for me with my usage, and Adobe got a nice little revenue stream from that. Then they went to a model where you have to upgrade every year. OK I stopped upgrading and considered next steps as they don't support my use case anymore. Now they even disallow using legacy software, you have to pay for use.
Fine, whatever, their call. Note that the only reason for doing this however is their own convienance in not having to maintain two code bases. It's certainly not a customer request because those who need CC had it, and those who didn't, don't. This will cut off the occasional users like me and open the door for competition. Might be a good strategy or might not.
I should mention, the point about piracy is also meaningless. I work on the other end of that which is preventing software piracy, and I can say that adding Cloud support doesn't magically make it harder to pirate.