Earlier I talked about some things you should know about Adobe’s Creative Cloud method of licensing software. As of today, Monday, May 6. 2013 it became the ONLY way.
It’s a shame because just as their Cloud service has it’s strengths and WEAKNESSES, their sales implementation shows only weaknesses. For example, depending on how you find them, you get significantly different pricing. I went here, to get the pricing below. If you go to the regular front page, you’ll not see something as inexpensive.
Here is an example that apparently is “too good to be true” – a full Cloud license for $20 for the first year.
Unfortunately when I travel down the path to try to buy it (clicking the Join button):
But wait… here is what I own, according to ADOBE!
I suppose I should NOT be surprised that Adobe has managed to further trip over themselves and confuse the heck out of people like me with conflicting pricing. I would love to see Adobe take a Netflix Style hit for this failure. In the long run, their strategy may work, in the short run, I see it as another failure.