What the hell? I just checked Adobe’s online store with a view to buying Lightroom. They offer two different options: download or shipped box. Guess which one’s cheaper? Nope, the download is almost a fiver more! Same with Photoshop: £569.88 for the boxed version, £586.85 for the download. Apparently, not providing a CD or printed manual at all — these cost extra for the download option — is more expensive than manufacturing & shipping them to you. Or is it that Adobe feels that they can scalp their customers for the “I want it now” factor? That’s pretty reprehensible.