I jumped in this past June.
Looked at what it offered, I use PhotoShop, I use Lightroom, I use Dreamweaver, sooo !
I thought of another thing, I love the App stores and one specific aspect of them, I'm talking iTunes and Android stores, what I love about them, is I don't need to have tons of media around, with licenses printed somewhere, or saved in a file somewhere, when I need the app or application re-installed, I re-install it, and my identity identify me as a license owner.
If/when I rebuild my computer, I know I will not have to lookup CD/DVDs and licenses numbers(alphanumeric plates) in order to be able to install the software. I login to the CC, and pick what I need, that's it !
It's worth it for ME, perhaps not for others, you can't complain about a tool, if the tool is too expensive, or not to your liking for ANY reasons, the tool isn't for you, end of story, I don't use GIMP to edit photos, I never could get used to it, ME, somebody else it's more intuitive the GIMP way, perfect, we're two happy people !
The other advantage I find, is there's tools for all kind of tasks, if I get ask to do something, which I know I can, but don't have the software, I know that if CC has it, I can install a full version of it and use it, and uninstall it when I no longer need it.
It works for me !
Well, you probably better hold onto any information, codes, numbers that they give you even with CC....are you that trusting of Adobe that they won't
lose your customer info, and if you need to rebuild that computer, they'll 100% remember it for you and allow you to re-install?
Do you trust them to never try to move everyone to the 'next great thing' and pull the plug on CC and you lose if you don't move to the next great thing?
Remember people that bought into MS Zune system, and the music store there? Zune went away, and those people that bought and paid for music...they're pretty much SOL now, that's lost money.
No one thought a company as big as Microsoft would ever fail on such a venture....but it did.
I've never understood those that "don't like media" cluttering things up. Unless you live in a one room shack with no closets, or shelves....is this a problem?
I love to have the physical media....I put it away and keep it for possible later needs. Hell, I often make at least one backup copy, or at least rip an image to put on a NAS system I keep just for this need.
I not only don't like to 'rent' software, but I don't like to depend on the good graces of a publicly traded company, who is NOT beholden to their customers (as many think), but to their ONLY
master, the shareholders that demand a profit.
I'm happy this works for you. I'm sure it does for many.
I'm just not that trusting of a company. I'd rather have physical media that "I" control the destiny of, and at a later time, I can reuse it as needed on maybe VM I create...etc.
ps. I've never bought music online either...especially since they don't easily sell lossless forms of it without DRM. I buy CD's still, I rip those to flac for the living room high end stereo, and then rip mp3 copies for lessor listening environments, like the ipod for the car or the gym...I prefer to buy the best I can get, and then rip copies as needed for the appropriate environment.
I've not run out of room in the home yet due to all my "physical media".