It looks like a fun and capable upscale consumer computer. Big upgrade from a mini or an iMac, for sure.
HUGE downgrade from a Mac Pro though. This will further send more audio and video professionals away from the Mac.
Restoring album art to list view goes a long way to making iTunes 11 usable again with large libraries. Too bad they make it so convoluted to switch those views though. The iTunes 10 way of just clicking the icon at top right to switch views (including separate list and album list, as well as cover flow) was so much better.
Mini player is much better too, at least scrubbing is back!
Now if only they'd restore the proper title bar, and the now playing album art in the...
I'm a huge fan of Netflix. The $8/mo is such a small price to pay to keep my kids in line. "I'm cancelling Netfix" is a way more serious threat than any other punishment I could impose!
The downside is, I can now recite every episode of iCarly line for line.
I downloaded the demo and played with it a while.
There's a lot to like. The interface is really good, I particularly like the effects browser palette, and the brush options.
Unfortunately, it still doesn't do CMYK. That's a deal breaker. I don't see Pixelmator doing much damage to Adobe just yet.
I don't think designers and photographers realize how often frustrated publishers end up sending their files to a colour house to fix them.
I don't know what pisses me off more. That Adobe is ripping its customers off this way, or that they are sending shills to register and post their first ever comments singing the praises of Creative Cloud.
I wonder if this might actually INCREASE piracy. People who might otherwise pay for a stand alone product might be more motivated to try out a crack to avoid the subscription model that Adobe is forcing on them. I know people who have cracked the free trial of CS6 downloaded from Adobe so that the trial just never ends. Probably not much different to stop the CC from calling home.
Adobe knows it has most of its customers by the short and curlies. It knows those who need the full Creative Suite, actually must have it even if they don't like the subscription model.
I don't like it, I don't want it, but I have literally no choice, I'm going to have to do it. In fact it's only going to make my job tougher, because some clients will start using other products and some won't, so I'll have to buy and learn a lot more software than I otherwise need.