Evolution is a good metaphor for what's going on now with Adobe's subscription-cloud-forcing move. Neither is progressive , predictable, or orderly. The biggest, baddest beast appears to be going to rule for ever… even as the meteor is approaching.Punctuated Equilibrium describes how things change slowly & gradually till some new perturbation sends everything off to a new and previously unpredicted, and unimaginable future.
Adobe has just severely perturbed things, and there is no going back. There will be increasingly competitive products that fill the opening Adobe has made and can't undo. Ironically, Adobe's CS 6 gives us time to get there. The coming alternatives also will not be burdened with Adobe's patched together, memory-hogging bloatware, and could be better and more efficient.
Adobe may have control over their present, but the very near-term future is in increasing flux and far from in their control. My business will survive just fine because I am prepared to adapt and have removed Adobe's ring from my nose.
Ok, enough mixed metaphors, back to your regular programing.