Originally Posted by icyfog
Bloated software, bloated prices. I'll pass.
Yeah, Adobe's pricing and suites is a pain in the arse.
The only way to buy Photoshop and After Effects is to buy a "suite" with Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Premiere, After Effects, Soundbooth, Onlocation and Encore at the cost of $1699. Then they say "heyyy buddyyy, look at how much you get for the moneyyy! Yeey!"
Why not give us the opportunity to buy the software we want at decent prices to start with? I hate bundles. Bundles is a way to push unwanted things onto people.
For instance Apple bundles Motion with Final Cut, because they know Motion isn't what they hoped for. It's the only way to place it in the customers' hands. Then, they can say "Hey, we sold millions of copies of Motion making it the most used post production software" blablabla.. Same goes with the Adobe CS bundles.. just that it's really expensive.