If PS users break down into three main categories, as I think they generally do:
1 - Large corporations and multi license users, with constant upgrades to the latest versions across all platforms. Substantially the largest group size
2 - Home/small business and amateur photographers with single user licenses, with upgrades when they can afford it. Unknown group size
3 - Pirated/hacked illegal users of PS with no intention of ever buying a license, yet with almost immediate access to the latest versions across all platforms. Anyone who cares to Google to find the URL of a torrent/download website
If Adobe has now changed its PS delivery and licensing method to cater more for the requirements of group 1, as this is the targeted market PS was always supposed to be aimed at, but in so doing was fully aware it would alienate a large proportion of group 2, which way does Adobe think group 2 will now migrate towards the next time they want to upgrade, group 1 or group 3?
I personally will not use a pirated copy of PS and will stick with what I've got, but I know a hell of a lot of photographers who were already struggling to afford being part of group 2.
OK, that's me out of this discussion now, as I think we are all wasting our energy re-analysing something that has already taken place, because we don't have a cat in hell's chance of changing the future direction of Adobe's licensing methods. What's done is done, we are all going to have to learn to live with it