Per The Verge and several other outlets: So that's an interesting and rather bold move to make. In short, there will be no more releases of Creative Suite; CS6 is it. Instead you must sign up for the monthly subscription service. I (and the rest of my office) currently subscribe to Adobe Creative Cloud. It is an excellent service that gives me a wide range of tools for a trivial amount of money (as a professional). But subscriptions aren't for everyone, and I can imagine this will annoy a lot of people. The subscription price is similar to buying every version of CS when it is released. But who actually does that? Most people I know spring for a copy of CS once and use it for many years. Definitely a mixed bag. If you're not in the camp who wants to spend $600/year on Photoshop/Premiere/etc, now might be a good time to pick up a copy of CS6.