99$ per annum? LR5 is 149$ one-time for PC... I don't understand this pricing.
Its not supposed to make sense... just make Adobe richer!
My concern isn't the annual upgrade... well it should just be $79..damn thing shouldn't be more than the current upgrade price. My problem is the necessity to always be connected to the Adobe Borg Collective to do anything with their software. I believe the current model is that it has to talk to adobe every 60 days or else you're officially a pirate. The irony of course is that the actual pirate version will circumvent this likely, making this just an inconvenience to the user and effectively zero impact on piracy.
People often countered this by saying the likelihood of not having wifi access in two months is slim. But I offer you an equivalent situation: Imagine if my canon had to talk to canon every two months or else it doesn't work anymore. Doesn't seem like you own it any more. Yes software is licensed, not "owned" .. . so that license is effectually only good for 2 months..
Yet folks with the crack would likely enjoy trouble free operation.
As a paying customer of my software, this pisses me off.