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Why am I not surprised...?

Wed Apr 16, 2014, 11:58 PM
On April 14th just gone, Adobe boosted the monthly cost of the student subscription fee for their cloud based CS products from $14.99-ish a month to $29.99-ish a month.

Like you couldn't have seen that one coming...

The Adobe cloud subscription has got to be the dumbest way of getting hold of the software products. Oh not for adobe of course. They undoubtedly think this is brilliant! Charge people a monthly fee for some virtual code and keep doing it forever! Sure beats paying a one off fee and then that peon..errr customer.. doesn't  pay anything to us again for years and years!!!? Maybe even *gasp* never!?!!! No... No no no no... We can't have that said financials at adobe...

Sure, you get the right to upgrade whenever Adobe come out with a new version of the software for no extra cost.... Supposedly. How long has CS6 been the latest version now? 3? 4 years? Where's the upgraded version? What's to bet as well as soon as CS7 comes out it'll coincide with a 'subscription fee review'? (Aka... Price hike)

So far this subscription fee hike only affects the student-use subscription and not the regular subscription fee of $49.99-ish a month. Though you must ask yourself this... How closely do you think Adobe are watching the subscription account quantities for the student-level, and how long do you think the regular monthly level is going to remain at its current price?

Not much longer would be my guess...

cheers
Sean

A caveat on all this - I get Adobe CS6 for free from work, plus I can get it (legally) for $54.00 through work if I want my own personal copy (which I've done, and sorry, I can only purchase it once at that price. It's the full premium suite too!)

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Sean Ellery
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
Australia
I'm a high school teacher of Social Studies + Geography/History during the day and Caped Colouring Crusader by night, colouring stuff on the side as a hobby and the odd paid gig here and there.

(If you're wondering about the picture in the floating screen in my DevID image above then you can find it here --> seane.deviantart.com/art/Black…

Current Residence: Perth Australia
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Favourite style of art: comic digital art
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frogeybeag Apr 7, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav on the Spidey / Hulk pic! That one's your fault! Got the pencils off your site!
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:iconmarkraats:
Great meeting you at Stewart McKenny's booth on Sunday Sean.

Fantastic work mate...
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SurfTiki Mar 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the support on the Cadillacs and Dinosaurs piece.
Just got myself a Large Format scanner so my scans should be alot crisper and able to leap tall buildings with the DPI now.
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:iconalphadogstudios:
Thanks for the watch.  Much appreciated.
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NJValente Mar 20, 2014  Professional
Wow, thanks so much for the fave!! 
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JDBInks Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Sean, Have the 2nd Arana peice up : fav.me/d7akm2k
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:iconmlh70:
Sean. Check out some of this guys linework. Name is mike krome. "Krone spawn". Got some nice linework in his comic folder
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RAM-Horn Mar 13, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the watch!
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ginmau Mar 11, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thans for the fav Sean! :D
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