Software Subs Change Competitive Landscape
Many hobbyists, advanced amateurs will not be able to afford these systems, nor need them OR not need them even if they can afford them.
But many independent artists, photographers, graphic designers, desktop publishers, web page writers will need these programs, but not be able to afford them. I think this model will really pinch the lower-earning folks in any of these disciplines. It takes a critical mass of work/revenue to support this model. So newcomers, part-timers, etc will have a hard time establishing themselves.