I feel bad for 3rd party software/vendors that piggyback of the creative suite. This has to impact them negatively as well. I hope the companies that create action sets or filters start supporting other photo editing software such as GIMP or Corel. Looking up Gimp tutorials now :) Last purchase for Adobe products for me!
I cant wait to get this lens. For me, having a small camera bag while having a complete, quality kit in it is worth it. The only reason certain people feel the need to voice out their negative vibes is just because of pure jealousy. Haters will be haters.