I've installed the Creative Cloud app, and I've downloaded and installed After Effects CC. I set it up on a monthly plan. But, there is a "Buy Now" button. Does that mean I can buy the full version and not "rent" it month to month? Because the 30-day trial button is confusing. Thanks in advance.
Nope. Adobe doesn't sell software any more. They only rent it. Which means you're on the hook to the folks in Seattle & San Jose each month. You stop paying, and the software deactivates 90 days later. Or is it 30 days later?
Your best bet to buy: CS6 on eBay, I guess.