Originally Posted by subyman
Seriously, where have you been since Keynesian economics took root?
Companies will always choose low, steady, and predictable costs vs large, random costs. But as Masked said anyway, for the people that need to keep up to the standard it's actually less expensive. Photoshop cs6 extended alone cost over $900. It would take well over 3 years of photoshop creative cloud at full price (at a little more than the price of a wow sub...
) to equal that. Any pro designer would be well out of the standard by then. Most upgrade every time at a major expense.
Pretty much the people that actually pay for a full license of photoshop are generally okay with creative cloud.
I wouldn't exactly say generally okay...But, "we" as a community can't complain about it, either.
This puts an end to the pricing schematic and basically means that Adobe controls their licensing, alone.
What most people fail to understand is that for that $50 a month, you're actually getting 4/5 programs that would otherwise cost you $300.00-1k/per.
For example, right now, for a TEAM to use their product (This is not per individual, this is like 4/5 people) it's $70/month. At 2 years, I save over 7k.
As an individual (I have this at home) I spend 29.99/month for EVERYTHING they offer. I'm spending $30/month for 7-8k worth of product + a cloud that collectively links every product.
So over 2 years, as an individual, I'd spend about $720...That's a savings of over $6k.
Even if I was paying $50/month, that's $600/year or $1200/2 years -- You've just paid retail for CS6 for use of the entire Adobe platform, for 2 years.
Students and teachers pay SIGNIFICANTLY less monthly.
The entire pricing discussion we're having exists because distributors basically lied to Adobe and charged everyone differently...Anyone in this industry or that installs it at a business level, knows that's true...They felt the need to control their software and it is what it is.
You save money, a LOT of money, you can learn the ENTIRE cloud...I just don't understand what the argument is beyond "Adobe is greedy, BAD BAD ADOBE" when, they've essentially been getting robbed for the past decade by greedy distributors, is...? Anyone?