I have been using Adobe software for over 20 years…
Like many users of Adobe products I have upgraded to 5.5 from 4 to avoid the expense of buying 6 at the full clout. At the time it was announced, I took it on the chin and in my bank balance and purchased an upgrade that I would probably have not and got 6 instead.
I have now had 5.5 for a little over two weeks and I wish I'd ignored the hype and stayed with 4 (top that with the 'ahem' purchase extension now on offer).
It has truly been an education in the old adage "if it ain't broke don't fix it'. Since using illustrator and photoshop 5.5 in that time I have found the 'new' software clunky, full of bugs and with an interface that looks like 1980's word software (particulary acrobat!).
All that seems to have improved is making it lock, fail, break and crash more often.
A little over £500.00 to 'upgrade'. The only upgrade that has occurred is in Adobe's wallet.
Thanks a bunch Adobe, not only did you stitch me up financially, but you got me with a crap upgrade as well.
So Adobe - from a once happy user to one that feels let down and dissappointed - sleep well, if you can.
That's why I normally use the trial versions (if available) for 30 days. Gives me a chance to see if it's something worth purchasing.
Am I missing something here?
Yes you are missing the fact that this particular forum (Forum Comments) is all about Adobe Forums themselves. It has nothing to do with people's inability to do math or to rant about how wonderful Adobe products are that one can't live without, resulting in chaos when a new policy is announced.
Math? Rant? Chaos? My 'rant' as you put it was perfectly valid to other forum viewers as an opinion that new users may find useful.