Adobe should heed history’s lessons: kings who rule unjustly are eventually dethroned. I’m finding more and more that Adobe’s tools can be replaced. I’ve been using Pixelmator (paid) and recently beta testing Affinity Photo (paid). GIMP (free) makes me want to gouge my eyes out with a fork, but it’s still usable. Affinity Designer (paid) and Inkscape (free) look like good Illustrator competitors.