Re: if you can't beat 'em, buy 'em
"Dylan Field, Figma co-founder, says users have nothing to fear about price hikes, and says the app will remain free for education users. "
If you believe that, I have a nice bridge I can sell you cheap.
Also the business case for paying $20Bn which they'll have to recoup from their 1K paying customers means they think they can increase the user base of XD several thousand fold or the the whole deal is a Figmant of someones' imagination.
Some Figma users are fearful Adobe will merge Figma with its XD software – which has a little under 1,000 paying customers – and then hike subscription costs