There is always the worry that someone else is going to do
something you are not able to. But at the same time I think
companies that are hell bent focused on growing can as a
result lose time in setting up that growth; including
setting up new staff, getting them moving in the right
direction, etc. I think with a small focused team you can
achieve plenty. I don’t think just having more people means
you move faster or better.
I am a Sketch fan, but I'll definitely be using it with some extra respect now.
Customers just don’t like the idea of subscribing to software. We’ve seen
that when Adobe discontinued Fireworks — that was one of our biggest sales
days. Adobe’s pitch was basically that you can now switch to Photoshop. And
many people said, I don’t really like Photoshop and I don’t want to pay for
it monthly, so let me see what else is out there.
In the beginning, Adobe introduced subscriptions as an alternative
to the normal paid upgrades. Then a few years after that, they
switched to subscriptions only–that was another one of our biggest
sales days. We could clearly see people don’t like the idea of
subscriptions if they don’t perceive a very obvious justification for it.
IOW, Fireworks died and that is the reason everyone flocked to Sketch, et al.