If you're on the fence about Adobe's Creative Cloud, you should probably give this a long hard read. It's a pretty good breakdown of how much things would cost you.
Should you decide that the creative cloud is worth it, there are some things you need to know. Adobe's pretty proud of their download manager. Personally I'm baffled at how anyone can be proud of it. I'm sure the back-end techonology behind it all is very complex and worthy of boasting about. Did we forget about basic design principles of an application?
So, what in the world could I be ranting about now?