Bob Meyer: The way I read the fine print on Adobe's site this is a bait and switch deal. At the end of your first year, the price will rise to the then "normal" price, which is a heck of a lot more than $10 a month.
Your only choice, then, will be to give up PS or bite the bullet and pay through the nose. Clearly Adobe hopes you'll get so sucked into PS you'll be unwilling to give it up.
If it is the standard price of the Photoshop Photography Program, why then is there a need to get in before December 31? His argument suggests that it is a discount price.
Gregm61: CS6 is it for me. These guys are on crack if they think they're so much better than anyone else that most everyone's going to willingly pay $240 or more per year for the "privilege" of staying up to date. This really, really sucks
It's more alright. Students, teachers and current version holders at $30 US per month. Next year for everyone else, $50 per month.
Clint Dunn: The funniest thing about the litany of complaints here is that the majority of you don't pay for the SW...you use pirated copies. Go ahead...tell me I'm wrong:) For every Pro out there with a legit copy of PS is a 'Pro' doing $500 weddings on weekends with $2000 of SW they got off a torrent site.
I have paid for three copies of CS5 in my house, two of them master suites. Add to that a previous version of CS and the years before when we had to buy everything individually. All up about eight versions.