You may still buy all or any part of CS6 with a one time payment... of course, CS6 is no longer receiving updates
The Cloud is not for everyone, that's why CS6 is still on sale although it'll become less and less relevant as time goes by.
But there's no way that Adobe will change the model in any material way. The growth figures are too encouraging for them.
1.844m Cloud subscribers and climbing.
Yeah, the adobe monopoly is just not healthy.
Their student program was one of the fairest deals I ever saw, even almost too good. Yet, with CC everything is gone. Harsh double pricing and almost mafia like approach to customer. As I said, unnaceptable.
CS6 is pitiful feature wise. And it will become odsolete probably at the same time as my CS5, which is not that different. I really fear compatibility issues with new windows, that are pretty much unavoidable. And CS6 wont help when the time comes. So there is no reason why update to CS6 from CS5.
Adobe hardly qualifies as a monopoly
There are other companies that compete with Adobe, and some programs are even free (free GIMP -vs- Photoshop is one example)
HOWEVER... if you want what Adobe has to offer, you must make a choice... buy CS6 knowing it is a dead end, or the Cloud and pay rent "forever" to have a working program
GoodDay to you....Please would you explain how Photoshop becomes Obsolete?.I have used the program for years and have versions 4,5.5,6,7.01and CS2, as you can see I just use it to look after family photo's!.Never shoot in Raw and intend to stay with Windows 7....Thankyou