I wish adobe would offer a plan that consists of only Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Lightroom. I feel like the Creative Cloud plans are limited, or maybe I'm not aware that there is a plan that consists of only these apps. So it's either you get all the Creative Cloud apps or just 2 or 3.
I don't need all the apps; it's expensive. These are the only apps I'm sure I'll need and use. I also don't think subscribing to the apps one by one is a good deal. It's a hassle too.
The typical subscriber uses 3-4 apps, that's all. So your needs are pretty much normal, and All Apps is aimed straight at you. (Think "all you can eat buffet" - no discount if you choose fewer dishes) You can subscribe to those apps separately for about the same price.
They already do. It's called bundled pricing. Just like when you go to an all you can eat buffet or smorgasbord. One low price gives you access to all the eats you want. Or you can pay more for a la carte pricing. Using your example, the ALL APPS plan is still the best value.
On average, each app costs $21/month. If you use 3 or more apps, that would cost more than the ALL APPS plan. So you gain nothing doing it that way.
Don't expect Adobe to carve out more bundles. They won't do it, they have no reason to. Currently, you can pick & choose the apps you want and pay more per app or get the bundled plan and pay less. It's your choice.
Nancy O'Shea, Product User & Community Expert Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media