Why do we pay so much more for the same software is Australia ? US price for CS5 is USD 699.00, but in Australia it is AUD 1,168.00 ... considering the exchange rate, it should be similar to US pricing or less .... Why ?
Rather than complaining here, go talk to your MP about the parliamentary enquiry into technology pricing. Adobe will undoubtedly be invited to attend given their pricing policies. You might mention the discrepancies in camera prices as well and the use of warranty policies to restrict imports (some parliamentary prodding might get the ACCC to move on those issues too). Its not just Adobe, they are doing nothing different to their competitors, its the Australian market that needs shaking.