Adobe is WRONG!

Started May 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Adobe is WRONG!

The new subscription scheme might be beneficial for those have the urge (whether practical or only psychological) to constantly upgrade to the latest version (assuming Adobe doesn't raise their prices by time which is a too optimistic assumption, I think).\

What if someone doesn't need or want to upgrade. An example:

Creative suite in its current educational price: $1000.

Education subscription rate: $20/month for the first year and $30/month afterwards. For a  4 year period (average time a bachelor's degree is obtained), the subscriber will pay: $20 x 12 = $240 and 3 x 12 x $30 = $1080. This adds up to the total of $1320. That is %32 price increase. For a period of  6 year, thjs subscriber will pay a total of $2040 more than twice the current price.

Non-educational price of master collection is $2600. Subscription rate for a period of 4 years is 4 x 12 x $50 = $2400 and for six years it would be 6 x 12 x $50 = $3600.

Adobe (probably like many other software companies) has long been unhappy about a one time pay and use the software for as long as one wished theme. That is why software companies stop supporting the old software after a while (no raw support for newer camera models, etc.). Nevertheless, recent Adobe softwares often include many improvements not relevant or useful to most users (who need the 3D features in recent PS versions). The other useful ones may still not be crucial in having the job done making the user needless of upgrading to a new version.

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