As for $306 that seems ok but I will not be impressed if they just convert that same number into other foreign currency.
I will NOT be paying £300 for this software! So I make this plea to Adobe...please please please don't rip off people outside of the US with inflated prices i.e. The US version of CS2 is about $599 whilst the UK version is £500 (about $950). UK taxes do not double the price so this is just plain wrong...
I'm waiting to see if LR is integrated into CS Suite, it should be!
I also live in the UK, so I could fly to the US buy the whole CS Suite there, have a holiday, come back, pay import taxes and save money over buying it in the UK.
If I buy the exact same bit of software as a US resident and download it from the same server I get to pay as jdyke mentions above nearly twice the price or PS. When a product like a bike or car has to be shipped across the Atlantic, there are additional costs to supplier, but it seems as though Adobe have simply kept the price differences and pocketed the profit.
I can claim my software purchases against tax, so no big deal for me, but although I think point+sh*t is an idiot, the temptation to use pirated software is greatly increased if you think you are being ripped off. The other thing that strikes me is how computer kit gets cheaper by the year and software gets more expensive. Even though manufacturing costs have been reduced to near zero and a decent printed manual now non-existent.