I've been using Photoshop for something like 10 years now. Actually, I was using some other program and adobe bought it out and then I started using photoshop.
For most of those years, I had access to legal copies provided by my employers.
For some of those years, my copy came to me by 'other means.'
Well, today is the day that I'm finally using a copy of photoshop paid for by me and registered to me.
I feel like Steve Martin in "The Jerk" when the new phone books came out.
I was able to get an educator's discount...even so, that's $300 I won't be spending on cameras/film/chemicals/paper.
I'm glad to be using a legal copy, and I'll enjoy being able to register and get upgrades, but boy that's a lot of bucks for software.