Adobe's Cloud issues move focus away from the acutal reason many long-time Adobe product users are upset. The trivialities regarding login failure and the fact most could still work has never been the issue. The issue is that we don't want to pay a monthly fee for eternity for products we could once own and use whether enjoying economic growth in our lives or trying to stretch every nickel during the harsh. Software is a tool. It is not cable TV, nor is it a gardener or a newspaper subscription. Those things offer consistant service to their customers. The gardender turns up once a week to mow the law, trim the hedges. There's a completely different newspaper with all-new news upon each page on your doorstep every day of the week. They are services. Software is, for the most part, static. Aside from periodic updates to fix issues or add drivers, software versions rarely add on an amazing change until a new release comes out. I look at my Adobe products as tools through which I make money. They rarely change in some massive way. They are there when I require them whether I'm working or trying to create something that might garner me work. Software, whether Office or Adobe Creative Suite, are toolboxes we open up when we need a hammer. Oh my God, I just realized - Home Depot will soon start charging us monthly under their new "Tools As Service" plan. I can't wait.