As someone who is now just a hobbyist who likes to use good tools, this news is pretty distressing. Photoshop is not a just cost of doing business for me. Although the price was steep, I managed to afford it by managing the skipover upgrade path starting with Photoshop 7. Dropping the "skipping over" upgrade policy was bad enough, but this latest prices the application totally out of my reach. I understand Adobe's desire to maximize its profits and that I am probably on the fringe of its user base, but still, I feel ill-used. The good news is that I now do the heavy lifiting in LR, and pretty much only use PS for masked layers and to run an uprezzing plugin, so I can use CS6 as long as it runs on whatever OS MS is putting out.
As far as Jeff's "this is what Adobe's going to do, if you don't like it suck it" approach on the topic, I sure would like to see a return in this country to a way of doing buisness that is based on a good product at a fair price and in which customer loyalty is rewarded, instead of the current "gouge what the market will bear" approach. I guess I am showing my age.