While professional photographers or designers might feel a need to use the latest software, the vast majority of us - i.e. genuine amateur photographers - probably don't.
Some of us are illogically geeky and like to use the latest versions. But do we really need to?
Back about 1982 my home computer ran an operating system called CPM+. The word processing software that ran on it was called WordStar and the spreadsheet programme was called SuperCalc. If I am honest, all of my current word processing and spreadsheet needs could still be met by those two programmes. Yet I have been lured along a totally unnecessary upgrade path, first through AmiPro and Lotus 1-2-3, and then into Microsoft Office.
I have a feeling that a sizeable number of amateur photographers might now be persuaded to abandon Adobe (or at least CS) and opt for simpler, cheaper (free) programmes that meet their needs. We don't mind spending small sums of money on occasional physical upgrades but will, I think, baulk at paying a horrendous subscription for something that will lapse if we ever cancel our sub.