Also for those thinking adobe will produce poor upgrades check out their youtube channel there are some awesome additions to CC only already like Camera Raw being a photoshop filter!
Silly Silly Lemming. You don't think that is a coincidence. The "De-Blur" was pulled from the CS 6 release... why? To have a tasty carrot.
If you think the Adobe prices will stay low and be lower than the current packaged upgrade model, you are foolish.
This is "Rental Software" and a model that attempts to lock you in, and once they have you locked, you pay... or Opps... Sorry. You are no longer licensed, and for the PS community... all of those PSD files as well as any add-on filters... No longer work.
Adobe sees the captive audience and like a crack dealer, just waiting to turn you out to get your fix.
Of course the CC Upgrade will have some great features. This is the hook... the one to get you to jump and then by in... They need BIG INCENTIVE to get people to be suckered into the cloud.
And hell, I already hear people saying it is only $30/month... That is the first year price... next year it jumps to $50/year and if you think it will stay there... you are foolish.
For me, if they priced PS alone at $99/year LOCKED IN, I would bite at that. To me half of Adobe upgrades are crap and not worth the price, and given the last upgrade was $199, but CS6 was a big jump, spread over 2 years (5.5 was bs) $99 is reasonable.
The rumored $10/month is still excessive to me, and $20/year insulting.
I also want to see LOCKED IN RATES as well as another option that Adobe has not mentioned...
The CC Cloud is FANTASTIC for NEW USERS. If you are not using CS Suite or PS now, you get in for cheap... For those of us who already have a STAND ALONE LICENSED MODEL, I would like to see the Cloud Model be the upgrade model as well. There is no reason Adobe cannot provide UPGRADES to licensed current users and allow that upgrade to exist PAST the subscription. I.e require an annual subscription for upgrades, but if subscription lapses, the license continues.
How does this work?
-- Some one like me who has licensed version of say Photoshop CS6 can use the cloud, subscribe for a year, and for software I already own, I get to continue with the software upgraded version PAST the subscription.
-- Lets say I don't have a current license for Illustrator. During my subscription period, I could use Illustrator, but once my subscription ended, I know longer could use.
Part of what is being missed here is Adobe's big F&** Y&* to all current license holders who have paid for teh software. As a current holder of a license we should be able to pay for an upgrade and have continued use to extend the product we have purchased.
There is absolute no reason Adobe cannot use the Creative Cloud as both a SUBSCRIPTION model for unlicensed users and an UPGRADE model for current licensed users, except getting a captive audience and then really pummeling them in the future