I'll talk about pricing in another post, but lets look at the basics.
Full version, first-time customer (Creative Cloud)
$50/month = $600 year.
Full version CS6 Master edition.
Makes good business sense... too bad it doesn't give any 'credit' toward eventual purchase, but that isn't really as necessary as I once felt. I do see how it could make sense for folks...
One thing... you'd need a really great graphics education to really take advantage of all the apps there. Having a photographic memory wouldn't hurt [honestly, no pun intended].