Fellow digital artists, and Adobe users. I give you, a very VERY bad idea. [link]
Adobe, the company that made Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc) has decided, that they don't like CS anymore, and now have developed a new way of marketing their programs called Creative Cloud. Creative Cloud, or CC for short, is an application that gives you access to all of the previous CS programs.
Now I know what you're thinking: "Inu! That doesn't seem so bad." And you're right. It doesn't. HOWEVER, what kills this concept completely is the fact that it's Subscription Based. Oh yes. For a mere $20-50 a month, Adobe will let you essentially 'borrow' their shit. Instead of just simply paying a set amount upfront and be done with it. But what makes this even worse, is that if you don't pay the monthly or annual fees; not only will you have no program, but you won't have access to any of the files you made.
Who thought this was a good idea? The only programs I use from Adobe are Photoshop, and Illustrator. I don't need Creative Cloud to give me all these other applications that i have no interest in using. It's like if Blizzard Entertainment said; "We're gonna make all of our games subscription based, but bundle them all together so you have to pay us more, even if you only have interest in one of them." That is not smart! And this is not smart either!
Man. At this rate, I'm gonna have something awful to talk about every day.