JUST ONCE I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE ADOBE STOP TINKERING POINTLESSLY WITH THIER APPS!!!!!
Just when you think you have mastered an app like Illustrator the fools go and completely F it up with random nosensical changes to tools, set-up, etc.
Seriously, Adobe, you are pushing me more and more to just move over to using all of Affinity's apps becuase dealing with your nonsense proves tiresome.
You are free in your choices.
However, Illustrator is the industry standard software.
Uses Illustrator file to exchange files between almost all software.
I use Affinity Designer. However, it is still very, very busy. Still in the mid-level amateur setting. Don't look at the showcase, everyday industry production caters to the middle and lower segment for print publishing.
Yes I know. I've been using Adobe products since the days most of them were in beta in print production for 25+ years. It's just these last couple of years I've noticed that Illustrator developments seem more about slight bells and whistles instead of making a consistently solid app, which is more than maddening sometimes.
At the moment most of what is happening is taking place under the hood.
Adapting Illustrator for GPU use.
Making the file format Cloud based.
And then there is a system update each year as well.
I would assume not a lot of people would want Illustrator discontinued and replaced by a completely new application which would
- be a 1.0 version with all consequences
- probably mess with existing workflows
So the only chance is to keep the existing software as it is while renewing it under the hood.
And then there are all these new users whoc have never even seen the old app, but expect a completely different approach to almost everything it does.
And yes: agile software development.
It looks like you simply can't please all users.