I've never been quite as good a customer as Adobe would like, i.e, buying every upgrade the moment it is released, but I've definitely been a better customer to Adobe than those buying with an "every other upgrade" cycle mentality. If and when I embrace the new CC paradigm, it's not the cost that bother's me. The fact of the matter is that perpetual licenses of software give me certain degrees of freedom with regard to my digital file archive and migration strategies that CC most definitely takes away. What Adobe doesn't seem to be factoring into this new subscription paradigm is that it isn't an Adobe only issue. It's a frustrating yet inevitable balance between third party Apps (and in this situation Adobe is definitely 3rd party) and computer OS's like MAC OS9 to OS10 to OS10.7 or Win XP to Vista to WIN 7, etc., all of which have caused major transitional migration issues for end users along the way. This digital technology obsolescence issue is a critical factor that Adobe ignored, IMHO, in it's adoption of a cloud subscription only software access mentality. No matter how hard I've tried to migrate to new software that fulfills older software capabilities plus some, the fact of the matter is that between Apple, Microsoft, and third party software vendors, end users like myself have to apply many DEFENSIVE tactics to ensure ongoing continuity in what we do in the digital era. For me, that means maintaining older legacy hardware platforms plus older or worse yet totally orphaned software until I can figure out how to create a viable modern alternative path. It's not that easy to just upgrade at the spur of the moment when one deals with very specialized Apps that drive mission critical devices like older film scanners, printers, spectrophotometers, vintage file formats (remember Wordperfect, Pagemaker, etc?) etc. With perpetual licensing, I can preserve at least for an extended period of time an entire digital ecosystem, i.e., hardware, OS, software, to soldier on until I've found an alternative pathway which includes new hardware, new software, and BACKWARDS file READ/TRANSLATE file format migration. Thank you Adobe. Your corporate move to CC is bound to make the "digital bits" part of my life much harder. I'm not going to reward you as much as I did in the past for that new challenge you just threw at me.