What are your thoughts on Adobe's subscription-only model? Personally, I'm disappointed. I think offering a subscription model is fine, but I think only offering a subscription model is... dumb.
My family has had Photoshop CS3 Extended for about 6 years now. The newer versions of Photoshop have offered fewer and fewer new features that justified upgrading, and as a result of not upgrading for ~6 years we've been able to stretch our "dollar per year" out to a decent amount. $20/mo seems fine, and I'm okay with it for Photoshop, actually, but my dad wants to buy Lightroom and Acrobat (which, no matter how you look at it, are not worth $20/mo each), which means to get what we want requires $50/mo. Not worth it at all. Sure, we get access to more software at $50/mo, but much of it is software I don't need or want.
So, how do you feel about Adobe's new subscription-only model? Will you be subscribing, or holding onto your current versions (or buying a copy of CS6)? Do you think this will help any Adobe alternatives to become more popular, and if so, which ones do you think will increase? I'm always looking for new, good alternatives. I've been using Gimp and Inkscape on one computer, and they're okay, but certainly not a drop-in replacement for Photoshop or Illustrator.
I for one will be upgrading things to CS6 and not subscribing. I also hope this move by Adobe encourages competition in their monopoly.