upgrade or go to hell

it looks like Adobe are giving their customers the finger — with a recently announced change to their upgrade policy :
“With regards to upgrades, we are changing our policy for perpetual license customers. In order to qualify for upgrade pricing when CS6 releases, customers will need to be on the latest version of our software (either CS5 or CS5.5 editions). If our customers are not yet on those versions, we’re offering a 20% discount through December 31, 2011 which will qualify them for upgrade pricing when we release CS6.”

you can read the full post here : Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Creative Suite: New Choices for Customers.

this announcement was made only a month ago — giving users a very small window of opportunity if, indeed, they hear about the change at all.

photoshop guru, Scott Kelby, has published a very polite plea in An Open Letter To Adobe Systems.

let’s hope Adobe are sensible enough to heed the voice of reason.

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