I think the big picture is not seen in this Adobe subscription model. First, why is it occurring? Software and computers have been in a linear growth phase since the PC came out in 1980. Now this growth is leveling off and companies are trying to figure how they can retain their huge profit margins. Adobe has chosen their model and if successful others, including Microsoft will copy it. Adobe is the company in the strongest position to attempt to force this model since they have little competition and the strongest programs. Imagine renting the operating system from Microsoft. Acting in concert with a company like Adobe they can make sure that only the newest operating system will function with the Adobe CC programs and vice versa. Like a tag team they can increase your monthly costs to much more than what we are looking at now. If you don’t pay you lose the use of your computer and the programs. Without new laws being instituted we can be put into a major trap.