You are correct. That is one of the ways Adobe ensures you will continue to subscribe/rent their softwar. A very undiginified move in my opinion. I am not that happy with the prices and I do not like subscription/rental payments for software. I currently pay for my mobile phone. The handset and the service. In May I finish paying for my handset and it's mine to keep. Optus or Apple do not come and take it back again. It might make Adobe a ton of money over the short term but as other companies begin to create software that is equal to Adobe I think many people will jump ship. Americans are more used to subscriptions than other countries and many are unhappy for a number of reasons including yours. You are basically paying to be held hostage to their software, like a kid given drugs for free until he's hooked and then becomes a lifelong customer. Dirty tactics that reflect the lack core values within the company. Such a shame.
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