I had no idea. I haven’t upgraded since CS2. This is bullshit of the utmost degree. Shame on Adobe. GIMP here I come! Corporations suck. The bigger they get, the worse they suck. It’s a fact of life. They may start out with good intentions and a good product (Microsoft, Apple, Google, Amazon, Adobe, vBulletin and a slew more), but greed eventually takes over, they all want to be Master of the fucking Universe, sink their venomous teeth into you and suck every last dollar out of you. If you must you can still buy the last few remaining copies of PS CS6 on eBay for a small fortune, but hurry; once they’re gone, they’re gone. Or you can give them a gigantic middle finger and a big “FUCK YOU!”. I know, it’s hard because it’s a good product and you’re hooked. And now they have to go and ruin a good thing for everybody, loyal customers who have been with them for 10-15 years+. Fucking fuckers.
I’m thinking maybe I should resurrect ChopDewey.com. Same shit, new and extended packaging. A complete CMS w/message board, user-and self-generated articles, plus content aggregated from across the web (AKA as “theft”, but everybody does it, including the big guys, so it must be OK). Show of hands, waddayall think? I already own the license for the message board, but will have to shell out a few hundred extra for the complete CMS (if I decide to go with a platform I’m familiar with, i.e. vBulletin). I could also go with something completely free and open source such as Joomla, but I’d have to learn how to use it and also dig around the web for plugins and extensions to get all the functionality I want.
Now I really regret taking down the original ChopDewey without saving the email list, since I had so many friends there I’d like to contact and invite should my new project come to life (that was an insider joke).