As I said, I don't like the idea of artificial scarcity. Nor do I like the idea of product editions that effectively amount to taking some already made complete edition of something and making it increasingly more defective by design.
It may seem like win-win, but there are people here not using Ultimate Edition, even though it could make them more productive. Microsoft is not making any additional money and these people are worse off anyway. This is lose-lose. Because of the cost and licensing restrictions of Ultimate Edition, there are less "copies" of it around the world than there could be.
From a macroeconomic sense scarcity is a bad thing, something we try to eliminate as much of. When goods are scarce, there is less of them to go around for everyone. For instance, if oil is scarce, prices of objects made with oil go up, people must drive less or have less net wealth. Wealth is provision of resources, so when the scarcity is global, this causes less net "wealth" in the world.
Of course you can trivially live outside this system of artificial scarcity as hundreds of millions of "pirates" do, and effectively get access to all the world's knowledge and culture with no limits. But that as we all know is illegal.