In the Netherlands Adobe is going to be sued by the NVJ for forcing RAW users to upgrade Adobe Photoshop to the latest version whenever they buy a new camera. Adobe doesn’t support older version of Photoshop with the new RAW upgrades. And therefore forces users to upgrade.
This is an interesting case and I’m very curious about the outcome. However, there are some arguments against this case.
Point 3 seems silly but in this case the Photographer claims that he only uses Photoshop in his workflow for speed. If speed is what you need then it seems to me that working in RAW is not the best option. Although I have to admit that with some subjects (e.g. Concert light) you may need to shoot RAW.
Considering these three arguments alone, I believe it’s going to be a difficult case. I’m not betting my money on the NVJ, that’s for sure.