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Nick Mars
Re: Avid Perpetual License
on Sep 26, 2018 at 5:18:32 pm

Love that this sparked a discussion on it. I do understand the benefits of a perpetual from a fundamental standpoint, its why I purchased it in the first place. I guess my frustration stems more from the lack of transparency surrounding how that annual update plan worked. I got the perpetual along the same lines of logic, that it made more sense since I could use it until a significantly new OS or system dictated upgrading, then re-pay the 300 and upgrade. It just seems that systems last shorter and shorter amounts of time nowadays, so saying "you can use this version as long as you want" doesn't mean in 2018 and onward what it would have meant in 2003, in terms of how long your OS is likely to function from a security standpoint (which is what really concerns me with outdated OS).

Again, it just seems strange (to me) that the annual update fee on top of the one-time purchase is actually higher than a month to month subscription. As you have all pointed out, a large chunk of this opinion is preference. I more just wanted to see how the community felt about it as well as offer a warning to any users that had my plan in mind.

As to the updater, I would agree that despite all of the headaches some of the updated versions of CC apps can cause when they update them (current version of Premiere is a joke of bugs) the update process itself has worked better for me than Avid's as well. But that won't matter for me anymore since I don't have anymore updates ☺

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