4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 4, 2014 7:06 PM by roboticaman

    Adobe, Can You PLEASE Continue to Offer the "Old-Style" Purchase of Photoshop CS?

    roboticaman Level 1

      Please, could we just continue to purchase our programs, Adobe?

       

      I cannot abide the Creative Cloud only option.  Although Adobe is offering great "discounts" on the Creative Cloud versions, they will absolutely raise the price each year.  (That is clearly stated in their "Terms.")  Adobe's "special discount introductory offer" goes to the "current price" after the first year.  The $9.99 / month special offer becomes $19.99 or $29.99 after a year (or much more - it is completely at Adobe's discretion how high it goes). 

       

      I do not want or need the Cloud, Storage, or Collaborative "features" that are the hallmark of the CC releases.  I am pleased to wait for a year for new features.  (Updates for bug fixes should not be delayed, however.)

       

      This is just like the cable and satellite TV companies, they surreptitiously raise the monthly price, until you are paying INSANE amounts. 

       

      Like Woody Allen said (my paraphrasing, sorry):

      "If you put a frog into a pot of cold water and slowly bring it to a boil, he will just sit there and boil - because the discomfort change is so slow, he'll hardly notice it, until he is thoroughly cooked!" 

      Adobe wants us to be that frog.

       

      And once we have all signed up and are comfortable in our plan, Adobe wants us to forget that we are (almost invisibly to us) paying each month - while the price goes up and up each year.

       

      Although I love the products, I don't want to pay another gouging cable or satellite company!

       

      Thanks for listening.

      And Adobe, could you please, please continue to offer our "old-style" purchasing of new versions of Photoshop?

       

      I will not join the 'Cloud.'  Please join me.

        • 1. Re: Adobe, Can You PLEASE Continue to Offer the "Old-Style" Purchase of Photoshop CS?
          W_J_T Level 4


          roboticaman wrote:

           

          - Please, could we just continue to purchase our programs, Adobe?

          - I cannot abide the Creative Cloud only option.

          - please continue to offer our "old-style" purchasing of new versions

          -I will not join the 'Cloud.'  Please join me.

           

          Similarly, 41 pages falling upon apparent deaf ears.

           

          No perpetual licenses are you serious?

          http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1206294?start=0&tstart=0

          • 2. Re: Adobe, Can You PLEASE Continue to Offer the "Old-Style" Purchase of Photoshop CS?
            roboticaman Level 1

            I have been a loyal Photoshop user since 1990, through many, many updates and versions - and this Cloud Subscription service is not what I want or need. 

            Yes, I love it, but no, I will not tolerate this forced change foisted upon me / all of us. 

             

            This is obviously no longer meant to be the application I've supported all these years.

            If we support it, then we have lost 'our' Photoshop.

             

            Yes, it is owned by Adobe in every way except one. 

            Because it is we - the purchasers, users, 'the base' - who are the reason it still exists today.

             

            Should it continue if it does not suit all or most of our wants and needs?

            Do we not have any say? 

             

            . . . Perhaps we do.

            • 4. Re: Adobe, Can You PLEASE Continue to Offer the "Old-Style" Purchase of Photoshop CS?
              roboticaman Level 1

              I have CS6 - as I said, I have been a loyal purchaser of Photoshop since the first.

               

              But we need to let Adobe know that we DO NOT WANT THIS (and tell them that we will never be OK with this), and that we see through their ploy.

              They are packaging "extra" add-ons and giving us a "great deal."  One which we cannot pass up.

               

              We see through their camouflage, and we know this is being done just to allow "no limitations" in their future pricing - because price increases will almost appear invisible to us.  They will be slipped in to our monthly payments after the introductory "special" period.

               

              This is a horrible thing for Adobe to do to all of us.

               

              Even if you / we all join The Cloud - we should go kicking and screaming!

              This is the end of having any say in what Adobe sets in terms of pricing!!

               

              Up until now, we could look at their price, or their "upgrade special offer" and decide whether to continue or upgrade.

              If we don't upgrade (or skip one), we can use the program we purchased, and its older features.

               

              Now, we "buy in" and they manipulate the price we pay at will, invisibly.

               

              Even if we all go along with this, they should be aware that _we know_ what they are doing to us.

              Yes, we have the option to either "go along" or "drop out." 

              But this is not adequate.  WE are the ones who have made Adobe this rich and powerful.

               

              Sadly, we have helped to make Adobe so powerful that they now control us, and can demand whatever price (or terms) they want.

              Like many in that eschelon, they have completely lost touch with their customers / users.  All their users are not wealthy corporations nor even businesses with myriad workers.

               

              Adobe they should know that, in doing this, they have stated clearly to us all:

               

              Adobe is now a horrible company, a company, blind to what their customers want, need, or can afford. 

              They are showing that they do not care in the least.  "The New Way is better," they tell us.

               

              Once you join, you can only use their software for a limited time, once you learn that you can't afford (or justify) their prices. 

              When you finally can't afford the stratospheric price they set any longer, then throw away all of your work a few months later, when your app stops working - permanently.

               

              Thanks, Adobe!