first of all @bcooter, i but ALL my soft, not 1 illegal app on my computers, ( well not that i know of)
second the problem is that the Adobe cloud, hasn't the possibilities one can expect from such a cloud.
The best thing would have been that it's absolutely customisable and you pay ( as the philosophy of cloud is) for what you use, and what you want to use. But now you have choise of a package or Just photoshop.
But if i don't need illustrator, but only indesign and PS for instance, i don't see why i have to pay for illustrator, dreamweaver and the complete package..
Also you always have to get "Adobe Cloud Storage" with whatever you use, i don't need that i am settled, so why pay for it ? ...
If i buy my software package, i bought the first time at full price, then i only had to pay like 250 euros per upgrade, that's only a few months of cloud instead of 1.5 years ... So the point of the "same price" for a new package yes, for an upgrade ooh noo,
Further more, i wonder why that large price difference as there much much much cheaper apps with basicly the same basics.
Ok PS has more options but not that much more to justify it's price any more. Fine if they want to ask pro price, but then we want futures and service that justify it. Have you ever tried to get information from Adobe Help ? In comparison, 15 dollars Pixelmator, 24 h awnser 8 times more expensive Photoshop Adobe awnser within 3 months.. mhm It's like sleeping in F1 hotel but paying for Sofitel ..