There’s plenty of video and photo editing software competition, you can’t blame Adobe if you just don’t WANT to learn new software. It’s not as though they’ve locked down all photo and video file types with Adobe patents so you can only use their software. That would be monopolistic. People complain and complain online about Adobe’s subscription service, but unless you walk away with your money, you aren’t making a statement and nothing will change.
I personally think Creative Cloud is a good value if you always want the latest and truly take advantage of the variety of programs available