Development of Adobe Creative Suite 7, and all plans of future creative suites have been discontinued. The only option going forward will be the Creative Cloud (CC) subscription model.
You should support this petition because Adobe is making their already expensive products even more expensive in the long run. Adobe is robbing small business, freelancers, and the average consumer. They do not seem to understand that every company is a not multi-national, multi-billion dollar corporation that has an infinite amount of resources.
In the end it comes down to this: all of Adobe's consumers will not be able to make such a large payment every month on the CC subscription model. In the short term, the subscription model looks to be okay, but over time the only entity that is benefiting from this is Adobe. The (no longer) current model: paying a one time fee for infinite access is a much better business model and is better for the consumer.
Let's make a difference and stand up to Adobe and let them know our stance. We want our voices heard.
Supporters, I wanted to let you all know that there is a considerable amount of misinformation from both sides about the CC subscription model; those confused about the specifics of CC as well as deceitful propaganda coming from all over the place. Adobe has cleared up a few "myths" and misconceptions about CC, but nothing they have said has addressed the underlying issues. I wanted to let you all know this so you can vigilant and support this petition for the right reasons. Make sure to read up!
For more information:
Adobe Creative Cloud FAQ
Techcrunch Article - May 6, 2013
CNET Article - May 6, 2013
Response from Microsoft - May 7, 2013
Response from Pixelmator - May 7, 2013
Response from CorelDraw - March 26, 2013