I am just wandering how you all feel about using illegal/cracked Adobe software whilst still learning. I do not have the money to go to college to learn Graphic Design so for the past 6 months I have been using an illegal copy of Illustrator just to learn how to use it. I am not running a business or doing any design work for money, i am solely using the software to learn how to use it and to practice my design skills. When i am in a position where i feel confident enough to maybe go freelance i will of course purchase this software. Just wandering what your views are with regards to this, is this the norm when starting out? I hope i don't annoy anybody, i understand that most of you will have paid full price for this software which i do intend doing when I can, but most of you will be professionals already in business and although money may be tight you will still have an income to help pay for this very expensive software. I have also started a poll to see how many of you do in fact use illegal software. (remember it is an anonymous poll).