One Last Creative Cloud Comment (I Hope)

(commentary)

Adobe's dramatic change to their suite products heading to subscription-only has had one simple impact that I'm not sure Adobe fully anticipated. Every—and I mean every—Adobe product user I've talked to or corresponded with has come to the same conclusion: "I need to reevaluate my product choices and my commitment to Adobe." Every last one. 

This is not something you usually want to trigger in your customer base, because some number of them will come to the conclusion that it is time to move on. I mentioned Universities in the next story, and I've already received notice from one that they are indeed doing the evaluation I suggested they'd need to, and that they have tentatively decided to pull Photoshop from the lower-end curriculum.

Those of us who have CS6 and haven't been tempted by any of the CC features announced so far have some time to do our re-evaluation. But we're all re-evaluating, which I don't think is what Adobe wanted us to do.

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