...and what would be the cost to you of an Upgrade from any single one of the components you already have
to the Pemium Suite.
My guess is that there would be an upgrade path (and price).
The message from Adobe is pretty clear, as is their website. So what is your problem? You made the wrong decision? You did not read the features and limitations? This is pretty good support from Adobe.
I owned PS, AI, InDesign, Audition, GoLive, Acrobat Pro, PageMaker, Streamline, Type Align and several other programs, when I wanted PrPro and En, plus AE. I looked around and surveyed the suites. This was a while ago, and ADL had just been introduced for the Production Studio, so I upgraded to that from my AI license. I have not been disappointed, and have additional licenses for PS and Audition now, due to the inclusion of it in the suite, but using the AI license.
No issues at all. Also, that upgrade price was extremely fair. Other than when I wanted to just upgrade PS to PS-Extended CS4, but could not, as the upgrade path for me is now the full Suite, and no longer for individual programs. I can live with that, though would still like to have some of those individual upgrade paths open to me.
Sorry that you cannot get the programs, and the interactivity that you desire,
You meen that if someone purchased some Adobe programs separately, because that's what he needed at that time, he can update somehow and obtain the Premium Suite (Dynamic Link included)?
Go to the Adobe web site and read the update requirements for the suite of your choice
Adobe does offer a reduced upgrade price to go from single product to suite products
You may NOT go from a suite of products to a single product at a reduced price
Yes, that was an upgrade path to me. Now, this IS a "one-way street," but with individual, qualifying licenses, there are several "suite" (that could also be listed as "sweet," but that is MHO) upgrades available. With most (perhaps all? Will be listed in the specs., so check) of these suites, one will get ADL, probably Soundbooth, Encore and On-Location, plus other products. This will differ by suite.
Now, it does mean that one ends up with a few programs, that might already be in the stable, but the very latest versions. I cannot recall the exact price to upgrade, using my AI stand-alone license, but it seems that the full CS2 Production Studio suite cost me about US$1400. In that, I got PrPro, Encore and AfterEffects, which I did not already have, plus upgrades for PS and AI. I did the math on what it would have cost me to upgrade all my individual Adobe programs, and it worked out to AfterEffects being free. Not a bad deal by my calculations.
Now that I HAVE done that upgrade to the suite, I cannot go back and upgrade just individual products. That came as a surprise to me, but I'm sure that it's spelled out in the fine-print, you know that 1pt. type, that no one reads carefully?
Good luck, and I hope that one of the suites will work for you perfectly. If you are thinking of upgrading any individual products, please check out the suites carefully, as you will likely save $, or at least get something new in the bargain.