You seem to feel that Adobe Systems Incorporated made you some kind of promise -- please show me where they made that promise.
From your linked Adobe press release announcing CC in Oct. 2011."Pricing and Availability
Pricing details regarding Adobe Creative Cloud and its expanded capabilities around applications, services and community will be announced in November 2011. For more information, visit http://www.adobe.com/go/creativecloud
. Adobe will continue to offer all its creative products as standalone offerings, including Adobe Creative Suite editions and flagship individual products such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver."
I'm not exactly sure where you came up with the term promise
in reference to my comments ... but there was indeed the expectation
that there would be a continuation of perpetual licensing options for future version releases of CS products ... Hence my references to my diminished level of trust in any statements they may make today, could be seriously considered as information that can stand the test of time in making future plans for anyone who uses their tools in a business environment.
I agree that Adobe is free to do as they wish ... I also agree each individual user has to come to their own conclusion as how to move forward ... I was merely pointing out that in the past, that decision was much easier to reach ... Unfortunately Adobe has chosen to make such decisions much more complicated than in the past ... If you can't grasp that concept ... not my problem.