Does this mean we have to pay a subscription to get our programs? Or can we still purchase and use them in the same manner as we always have?
Actually Adobe is maintaining the ability to purchase the same perpetual licenses as usual, with the upgrade period shortened as described.
Are you really interested in taking information back to Adobe? Or are you here just to try to shill for them and help them justify this policy change? Why so much cloak and dagger about who you are? More transparency would be welcomed.
We cover Adobe the company, and write about
their products. Our readers are you, the application users - so if the use of Adobe products increases or decreases, it affects us as well.
In five years, this is as big a change as we've seen - so we're trying to gauge how it will be received, and what impact it will have.
Believe me, this is no shill - we have been happy with the way perpetual licenses and upgrades have worked for years, so this cloud membership model is a new world. We're fairly active on the Adobe Forums
, but I wanted to try to get some honest reaction from somewhere more independent and a step away.
So, is nobody in favor of the new cloud all-in-one subscription model then? Or is it more of a price issue - not cheap enough, or not what you want, regardless of cost?
Thank you all for your feedback, really appreciate it - and will be folding it back to our call with Adobe next week. We'll also probably be writing another article about it, reflecting customer response.