Photoshop CC: Updates and Plugins

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After every major update of Photoshop I have to reinstall my 3rd party plugins.
This is really annoying. Please change this behaviour.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Official Response
We have changed this behavior. 

For CC 2015.5 and later, in order to minimize the need for reinstallation between major versions, we've asked developers to start installing into a shared Creative Cloud location. Please reinstall/update your 3rd party plug-ins for to use the Shared Creative Cloud Location so third-party plug-ins are automatically loaded between major versions.

Most developers have updated their plug-ins to use the Shared Creative Cloud Location. Nik is one exception, but they're not actively developing their plug-ins.