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It will not deter piracy at all. LOL I didn't major in computer security and I could tell you now it won't work. LOL A hack is always available unless the software is a web app like Facebook.
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If you have a couple of friends or whatever, you can get their team plan, which is $70 per month for the entire suite, and everyone gets to use the programs and you also get 100GB of cloud storage

Never mind, it's $70 per person...what is the purpose of that. You'd save money getting one subscription per person, and one guy get's a dropbox account...
    
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Alot of great Alternatives out there hopefully we'll see a big push to make these more competitive

Natural response to tightened control is a backlash. Adobe flash plugin is the last Adobe software left that I use(Foxit for PDF, GIMP, etc) and will get rid of that when I can. By doing this Adobe is putting itself on the path to drop from industry dominator to merely industry player (like Microsoft after Win8). The tighter the big boys squeeze, the faster the sand will slip from between their fingers.
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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?

Did you even read the subscriptions?

70$ for team is not for 4/5 people, its per seat, as in 1 person. Its meant to get several seats per one subscribe for a small business so the owner of the business owns all the licenses.
The 50$ per month is meant for just one person. And one person can only have one subscription. So you can't "trick" them into buying the 50$ for a business per person.
4-5 people will cost you 280-350$ per month. You must have smocked something if you thought otherwise.

As in individual you are spending 30$ / month for the first year only, and than it goes to 50$ / year. Which for 10 years goes to 5760$.
If you look at a year ago, you could buy CS6 for 2200$ and the upgrade from CS5 for 700$. For 10 years (full+4 upgrades) it goes to 5100$.
So, saving money ha?
At the end of those 10 years, which option also allows you to keep using your software for private use?

And if you remember, you could also resell your old CS5 or CS5.5 box to another person. Now you can't.

Students could buy the master suite for 1000$ and keep using it even after they stop being students.
Today they are paying 20$ for the first year only, and after that it goes to 50$ (as long as adobe doesn't increase the price, as it was initially 70$ for individual).
So a private student, instead of paying 1000$ and use the CS6 for 4-5 years, he will pay 2640$ for those same years, as a subscriber.

And of course, large businesses can get a much lower price than small businesses or private people, as they get a bulk price and a way to offline updates. For them they already don't pay the normal full prices.

So please enlighten me where exactly in all this math, you are paying less?
Where?
In what universe 5100 is bigger than 5760? Or 1000 is bigger than 2640?
Seriously?
There is no way you are not paying more over time. If you just need CS6 for a year, yes, its great price. But 99.999% people who buy adobe products are not buying them for a year or even two. They are buying it for the long run.
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For all of you saying Adobe CC is a good thing you might want to read this: http://macperformanceguide.com/blog/2013/20130508_1a-Adobe-legal-agreement.html
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For all of you saying Adobe CC is a good thing you might want to read this: http://macperformanceguide.com/blog/2013/20130508_1a-Adobe-legal-agreement.html

http://macperformanceguide.com/blog/2013/20130508_1a-Adobe-legal-agreement.html

That's....completely evil and an absolute deal breaker for me. Their TOS would kill any chance of me buying their product.

You guys should really read this garbage....
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I just registered for an account; I think it's an amazing idea! I use Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Illustrator and also some web dev kits by Adobe. If I was to purchase each separately, It would equate to around $2,600 (Adobe Master Collection)! Instead, I only pay a fraction of that, yearly. Perfect for students who don't have that amount of money to spend in one go.
     
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When has an adobe product been worth $50/mo? I'm sure it'll still be available for download... just a bit out of date.
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It is a business move to get more money. That is plain to see. Personally I think it is crap. Always on DRM will always have issues because internet service is not 100% reliable. Abode is proving that they do not care about their customers in the end. I understand what they are doing. I don't really fault them for trying to make tons more money, but I have a feeling it will bite them in the ass in the end.
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When has an adobe product been worth $50/mo? I'm sure it'll still be available for download... just a bit out of date.
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If you're good with the software, $50 a month is nothing, as you can easily make much more than that each month with it.
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