I'm sure this topic has been hammered out quite a lot.
I have myself thought seriously on this, trawled the forums and pulled hair out.
Maybe it's me, but I'm just annoyed that a software product that was so cleverly made by a company that was hugely in profit already, would now want to become greedy and start a subscription service (a costly one at that) to maintain "cashflow".
No, I don't believe that this method prevents piracy. Anyone with an ability to read and use google search can easily find keygens, hacks, cracks and such-like even now, even with CC.
Being an artist, being moral and ethical and for something like this, I am not willing to break the rules.
Adobe has likely already realised that this subscription method does not prevent piracy, but the inherent company red-tape and self-justification will prevent a roll-back anytime soon. Maybe not. Your opinions may vary and I would be interested to read those.
In any case, my question is quite specific: For the work that we do, layers, luminosity masks, cmyk print profiles, etc etc, does Photoshop CS6 / CC maintain its absolute indispensability? But of course I use C1pro8, but it has its limitations.
Have any users here switched over to any other programs that could do the same as photoshop (or better) ?
Thanks in advance.