Up to now, customers had perpetual access by paying a single fee for Adobe's Creative Suite. From next month, continuing access to the programs, either individually or as a whole, will demand a monthly fee. Standalone versions will still be available but will not be upgraded.
The change was announced at Adobe's annual Max conference, at which it details the latest updates to its products.
Can't tell if this is a smart thing to do or not, time will tell if they continue the service.
Still confused on how the subscriptions work, anyone care to explain what happens if you don't get a subscription and then some time later you decide to get one, do you receive all the enhancements previous?