The Adobe effect
If it’s that expensive it must be good.
When illustrator is that difficult to work with, then illustrator is meant for pro’s which is good since I am a pro.
It’s the Adobe effect, with complicated hard to learn applications, people get the Impression it’s a professional application and are willing to pay an overrated high price both in time they put into the steep learning curve and the actual high price per seat license.
You can find that kind of twisted math in ad agencies all over the world.
The steaper the learning curve, the more professional, the more expensive.
The more complicated, the more expensive, the better.