Well adobe has just announced that creative suite and photoshop are going to be 'cloud' only software, ie you get to rent the software rather than buy it. Which is great because that means when you stop paying you don't get to keep or use the software.... Am I the only one who doesn't like this, ms office is going this way too albeit not as big an issue and the only thing I can see happening is that once they've roped in the 'main' people who rely on it they go and ramp up the prices, we're basically put into a situation where we have no other option but to pay or we can't use the software and make money...... adobe is that 'important' in the design industry that we're pretty much screwed if this happens. Why can't they be like my main software which allows me to buy it and then pay a subscription to 'upgrade' when they come out for free (basically the subscription is the upgrade plus access to some extra bits and pieces). If I stop the subscription I can keep the software but not get any updates. Thinking about it, I can partly see this being the 'clever peoples' idea to stop piracy but they're forgetting something, that piracy is part of what allows them to be the 'defacto' design brand (think about how easy it is/was to get at uni/college/school etc), if they can't get it they'll likely go look for something else instead.... not exactly a good thing in the long term for adobe in my opinion.