We former Adobe users have been cast adrift by Adobe, all because Adobe wishes to force people to subscribe, rather than purchase, their Adobe license.
Of course, the former Adobe user option to reinstall a user's legitimately purchased and licensed product should have been left intact. After all, how many people need to reinstall each year?
The Adobe corporate rationale for unplugging its "tired and overburdened" activation servers wears very thin, and we resent Adobe for its demonstrated indifference to its once loyal base.
Our future purchases will not be Adobe.