I don't understand the $10 per month for the Adobe programs being considered inexpensive. $10 my be cheap for a month but adds up over time. I purchased Elements 4 1/2 years ago for about $40 on the Costco Thanksgiving sale, and am still using it, not having felt a need to upgrade it, the yearly upgrades not being extensive in new features. For the Adobe CC programs it would have cost me $540 for 4 1/2 years, or $500 more than Elements cost me. On my budget that's not cheap.
I'm with you here, but I did upgrade Elements from 14 to 2019 last year. One other package is from 2012.
They all do what I need.