In an effort to extract even more money out of their end users, Adobe now "rents" out its products, instead of "selling" you the software outright.
"Customers have to come to terms with the end of perpetually licensed software," IDC analyst Al Hilwa told the Associated Press.
Stuff it up yer corporate butthole!
Here's software that you can use to create professional results, and NEVER pay for it.
I have worked with all of the above...and they all have their strengths and limitations. They all require a short learning period, but any complex piece of software does. Maybe $70 to $100 bucks a month per user will help to make the learning curve a little smoother.
Other people have created their own lists of free replacements, so check their suggestions if you need more input...