Jeffrey Mincey says the growing trend toward subscription apps are killing his desire to try new apps.
I once owned Adobe’s Creative Suite of applications. One payment got me half a dozen or more applications which I could use until they wouldn’t run on my upgraded Macs or were not supported by Adobe on newer Macs. I didn’t have a need or a desire or the money to upgrade every year and it wasn’t a requirement. A few years ago Adobe went to Creative Cloud and the monthly and annual subscription plan. The whole shebang collection of Adobe apps was $50 a month. $600 a year. $1,800 over three years. That compares to an upgrade price of about $600 every three years before the subscription plan became in vogue.
Thanks to subscriptions that cost more in a year or two than buying apps and upgrades, I, too, do not check out new applications as much as I once did.