« on: November 22, 2013, 06:24:31 PM »
Adobe could hike prices to whatever suits them how would 200 or 300$ a month sound? Not completely unreasonable if they were the only player in town and afterall, it's a professional product?
I get it that you don't like paying "rent", fine I respect that ... but how did you derive at "$300 a month" figure? surely you don't believe that Adobe is going to be the "only player in town", do you?
The question is what's to stop adobe from raising it? You the user?You have your eggs in one basket and adobe owns the basket. You'll have to pay the toll to get to said eggs but how much are you willing to pay?
What if they decide, yeah CC is for pros only. Pros make money so we'll charge a pro price. How about 300$? Not that they have much of a say because remember those PSDS you built over the years, uh yeah now they don't work with CS6.
The number of 300$ a month isn't unreasonable with people making thousands right? Do you see how adobe could use this in there advantage? Subscription models don't empower the user but empowers the company.
That's how I feel about it and why I'll be using CS6 until corel or even gimp(16 bit support) matures as a replacement.
The day Adobe makes such a stupid move to charge $300 per month, 99% of their software will be pirated in a matter of few hours ... even at $30 a month, it was cracked within a day. http://fstoppers.com/adobe-photoshop-cc-has-already-been-pirated-in-just-one-day.
It is in Adobe's best interest to charge less and make paying customers out of those people who are using pirated Adobe software (FYI, people who use pirated Adobe products out number those who legally purchase it).
I will bet my entire camera gear that Adobe is NOT going to charge $300 per month, for their Photoshop CC + LR 5 software.
Once again the point flew past you. The amount is irrelevant, I said 300$ to make a point that Adobe could charge that or even more. Not at the moment but perhaps once everyone is dependent on there system.
Pirates will pirate, adobe can't stop that. It's the actual purchasers that matter and adobe took a lot of the power away from the user.
The "point has not flew past" ... you are overly concerned about something that is clearly not going to happen. First you say "Adobe could hike prices to whatever suits them how would 200 or 300$ a month sound? Not completely unreasonable if they were the only player in town", now you say "the amount is irrelevant" ... Price is a very relevant issue, if the price is low, many who normally would use pirated software will subscribe ... but if the cost is ridiculously prohibitive many of the paying customers will end up using pirated software. FYI, majority of Adobe's paying customers are those who upgrade their software whenever a newer version is released, for them it makes absolutely perfect sense to subscribe by paying less ... but for those minority customers, who do not upgrade for several years, yes "adobe took a lot of the power away from the user".