I am a single, self supporting, struggling artist and freelancer, not to mention old and on a very limited income. I tried, but I could not get myself to push the rent it till you die or go broke button.
I have used and loved unquestionably my Adobe software for almost 15 years. I looked at other software over the years, but nothing made me want to scramble for the money needed to keep my PSD and AI. But now I have firmly drawn the line and take offense at Adobe's attempt to hold me hostage.
I have jumped Adobe's ship for Corel. Got a good sale and moved over for less than a years cost of Adobe at discount. I used Corel years ago for a short time at another JOB and then forgot about it. A friend reminded me about it during a whine and cheese party and asked me why I did not use Corel? Dah!
I looked, I investigated file moving, and I leaped. Two hours up and running and file work around simple. Yes, I know some time in the learning curve and full file conversion.
I also work with and financially support a new public service web site SocialServicesDatabase.com - Serving South Central GA. This site is a free social services database and is being designed to be self supported with donations, hopefully soon. The next hurdle is getting a new Database up and working. Volunteers would be nice.