I haven’t used CC but I’ve been using the Creative Suite for years and I’m still hanging onto the purchased, rather than subscription, version. I don’t know what I’m going to do when it gets too old to use. You’ve really scared me. On and off for months now I’ve been looking for alternatives. I use Illustrator heavily. I used to think Corel Draw was better and I started using Illustrator mainly because of the Creative Suite. I tried Corel’s products as an alternative a couple of years ago before the last time I bought a Creative Suite upgrade and felt like they hadn’t kept up.
I no longer work professionally as an artist, so I don’t know what I’ll do in the future. Fifty dollars a month for the rest of your life with regular increases is a lousy deal. I still have my old easel and brushes. Despite the fact that I’m not a professional anymore, it’s hard to imagine not having some sort of software for producing art, just like it’s hard to imagine throwing out my easel because I use it a little less often.
@ Observer Art:
I’ve worked mainly on PCs, too. In fact, it’s the Adobe products that have kept me from completely switching to Linux.
Adobe has gotten greedy. The question is whether or not there is any other company willing and able to take advantage of this. I don’t know much about Corel as a company.