« on: April 12, 2014, 01:52:38 PM »
I don't doubt that their subscription service may work well for a business, but not for those of us who would like to use the product for hobby or non-money making use. Obviously there are very passionate opinions on both sides. I'll continue to use it so long as I can buy LR outright, but when that time ends, I will have to explore other products.
What's needed is a product aimed at serious enthusiasts, that fills the yawning specification gap between the business/professional orientated Photoshop CC and the beginner orientated Photoshop Elements. This forum and many others have run numerous threads to this effect in the past, but I doubt that Adobe will ever find such a product financially appealing. The Adobe Photographers Program is probably the best option we will get, sadly the subscription model is not for me. So it's the perpetual version of Lightroom for as long as possible for me as well.