Being a photographer as well as a graphic designer, I depend on a large portion of Adobe's creative software. Since not upgrading to CS 6 isn't an option, I was looking at a cost of $2,599 (Master Collection, I need web and video editing programs as well), which is a lot of money. Then I see the Creative Cloud option, $49.99 per month for the whole package. A quick calculation tells me that I'll be using the products for 4 years and 4 months before I overtake the 2,599, not to speak about the fact that there'll probably be CS7 and possibly even CS8 available by then, upgrades that are included in the cloud option.
Is there a catch hidden somewhere or is this the way to buy Adobe products in these virtual, cloudy times?