The worst part about Adobe is that they are leaps and bounds ahead of all of their competitors. If there were alternatives to Photoshop and illustrator that were on par, then most people would immediately jump ship, but since nothing compares, I fully support individual non-business users pirating Adobe software. That being said, subscription software can be done right. Cinema4d is a great example of proper application of subscription software. Macon / Cinema4d offers the choice to either buy an indefinite license, or lease the software for 3 or 6 months at at time, depending on which works best for you, and students can get it for free. Other companies should be following Maxon's business model rather than Adobe's.