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Bill, I agree that Adobe has more offerings but keep in mind that these are separate programs which, as you mentioned, does mean a steeper learning curve. The other issue is Adobe's decision to go cloud based. This has turned off a lot of users I know as they prefer to buy a piece of software and use it for as long as they want, not rent it which is what Adobe has forced you into doing.
In the end it comes down to personal preference and I prefer to stick with the devil I know rather than the devil I don't know 🙂