I reckon you must work for adobe or something.
Got any evidence that it's reduced piracy significantly? You can't pirate CC, but anyone who can't afford the extortionate new rates will likely be using an earlier version.
I don't work for Adobe - I use it everyday and I'm very active on the Adobe user forums.
Have I got any evidence it's reduced piracy?
There's plenty of articles on it here's one: Adobe: 5 Reasons We Killed The Creative Suite | Co.Design | business + design
Everything can be pirated.
The new rates are not extortionate - but yes people do use earlier versions of the software.
I use InDesign CC and Photoshop CS5 and Illustrator CS5.
Nothing wrong with that.
But I have to keep InDesign up to date as that's the program I get most files from.
In fact I own Indesign CS2, CS3, CS3.5, CS4, CS5, CS.5, CS6 and I have a subscription to InDesign CC.
I'm nearly sure it was about £400 to upgrade each version
That's 7 upgrades at £400 = £2800 over about 10 years.
That works out at about £280 a year.
Or £23.30 a month
A paid membership with Adobe for InDesign alone costs £20 per month