It looks like most people are confused with Adobe Creative Cloud and here is some info to help clarify what it is.
Adobe Creative Cloud is packed with features, font packs, online storage, and backup. The software is expensive but some of these applications can be critical for your work. Now there are Adobe alternatives but Adobe still stands strong in leading the way.
So if you can settle for a free alternative then do so, otherwise, you are going to have to pay a premium price to use Adobe.