I haven't seen any posts about Adobe's recent upgrade policy change, so I wanted to give everyone a heads up on this. Basically Adobe is saying either go to the cloud or you will need to purchase an upgrade for every release to avoid paying full price. You will no longer be able to skip versions and still pay only the upgrade price for the current release. Needless to say this is creating an uproar among the Photoshop users, the first product to be affected by this change.
Cloud and policy change post - For customers who prefer to remain on the current licensing model, we will continue to offer our individual point products and Adobe Creative Suite editions as perpetual licenses. With regards to upgrades, we are changing our policy for perpetual license customers. In order to qualify for upgrade pricing when CS6 releases, customers will need to be on the latest version of our software (either CS5 or CS5.5 editions). If our customers are not yet on those versions, we’re offering a 20% discount through December 31, 2011 which will qualify them for upgrade pricing when we release CS6.
Letter to Adobe from president of The National Association of Photoshop Professionals protesting the change.