somename: Do you want to compare it to apple? FINE!Apple blatantly copied and stole from everyone in the field, simplified the UI, removed key features, then bombarded the world with advertising.
"If you don't have an iPhone, you are a loser!"
This may be an "old technology" just like CMOS was, like SSD Drives were, like everything is... seriously...
You want to say that the Pixel Density is too low for a small sensor and they need 48MP's per cm^2 to be competitive? (However will DSLR's with 3MP's per cm^2 compete!)
You want to say that most people RARELY print photos larger than 2MP and that "internet quality" is less than 0.5MP?
Do you want to say that most p&s cameras have been taking horrible photos and running crud loads of post processing to make up for it?
You want to say there is no target market?Who would EVER want to swing their arms all day and talk to their gaming console? idk, but it sells!
YOU do not KNOW what to use it for, but that does not make it bad.
Though, in a way, it is pretty barren.From a point and shoot standard, most people don't do anything besides "point and shoot," and sometimes they take videos. (I mean, people are comparing cellphone camera's to DSLRs! Even point and shoots! (and they're doing it based on megapixels of all things -__-)
*Do note, when I say most people... I mean MOST PEOPLE. Unless you're seriously uneducated, you'll realize that MOST PEOPLE are uneducated ;p They don't read manuals and they complain about things not having pretty graphics.
Now OBVIOUSLY, the Well Educated Photographers here are NOT "Most People" but YOU are the MINORITY. And of that minority, half of you are liars.
Sheesh, it's disgusting what I read in these comments around this site... it's enough to make me say that nearly all of you are egocentric and almost none of you have any imagination... conformists.
And you ask why they won't give precise specs... because very few of you have the imagination to see beyond the numbers.
Do you want to compare it to apple? FINE!Apple blatantly copied and stole from everyone in the field, simplified the UI, removed key features, then bombarded the world with advertising.
Adobe puts down real money in developing their software, and while it can be debated how much they're actually spending... if you did not update to the previous version, then you did not support the development of the next version... and hence, you're rather freeloading your way with the reduced upgrade price.
To try and simplify it further:You buy CS3 when it is released, and this helps pay for the development costs for CS4 and recover costs from CS3's development.Adobe goes and makes 3 more iterations of the software, during which time you do not offer any financial support to Adobe.
Now WHAT do they owe you?Adobe is doing nothing wrong... the reduced update costs are a REWARD, not a right. For supporting adobe by updating before, they reduce the price to update again.
Try "Upgrading at a reduced price" your DSLR next time, say that you bought a P&S 5 years ago so you deserve a reduced price. If this sounds absurd, why doesn't Adobe's practices sound sane?