CS6 Production Pro Suite, and LR5 stand alone still doing just fine with me.
I'm not yet at the point where I could bring myself to rent my software, and have my files held ransom by some corporation if I were for any reason to stop paying them.
CS6 is EXPENSIVE (about $600+). It's way out of the range of most hobbiest/amatuer type photographers. Add LR5 to that as well (about $100).
The CS6 Production Suite you refer to is even more expensive (I didn't even have a clue how much it cost, BH show about $1600), but obviously includes way more stuff.
That said, for someone interested in JUST photography as a hobby, even $700 is ALOT of money.
For $10/month, assuming Adobe keeps it going, it'll take over 5 YEARS for the "rental" cost to reach the initial acquisition cost of Photoshop+LR. Add to that by "renting" you are getting "free" updates, no "upgrade" costs (including upgrade costs means the 5 year horizon becomes even longer).
Yes, after those 5 years you'll still be able to use your 5 year old software and I won't. Frankly I'm OK with that, historically (and this might just be me) 5 year old software of this sort just isn't that useful to me (some software is).
That said, the point is moot: Adobe is eliminating boxed software and moving everything to rental. Whether they will be successful with this model is still to be determined. I view this $10/month for everything a good indication that they overpriced their initial offering.
As for the "my files are hostage" argument that is plain rubbish IMHO. Are you seriously concerned about tweaking 5 year old edits? I know when it comes to my editing what I did 5 years ago was RUBBISH. I'm always learning new and better ways to edit, and aside from that my style changes. Edits from 5 years ago just don't look "good" to me anymore. You've always got your original files, so you can edit your 5 year old files as much as you want.
Again, to each his own. For what Adobe was charging initially ($20/month for Photoshop + you still have to buy Lightroom) it wasn't of interest to me. For $120/year OTOH (which is basically the cost of LR itself, which I have to keep relatively up to date due to new camera support) I'm kinda getting PS free, and I'm pretty happy with that!
I got the suite for about $550 or so off Amazon.com with install CDs.
I found a local college in town, that for price of only applying, and sending in some transcripts would give me a student picture ID, and a .edu email address. I didn't even have to apply for classes.
I used this to get the education priced edition of the suite. I got LR5 for $79 the same way.
All you have to do,is be a bit creative...and yes, I checked with Adobe FAQ it is perfectly legal and ok to use the educational versions for commercial uses.
I'm working both with photography and videography, so I wanted the full thing, but PS could have been had on its own for much less.
I figure this will keep me for a number of years to come, very seldom has Adobe come out with features that you absolutely can't live without between versions, so I'll wait it out and see if they change their business model, or maybe competitors come out to fill the void.
It is just a principal as much as anything else. I seriously doubt that that $10/month is going to last more than a year. At some point, if Adobe succeeds and gets everyone hooked into the rental agreement...they can start raising their prices and there's nothing you can do about it if you want to continue to work on your own files.
Not to mention, I'm not that anxious to have Adobe hold my CC informations...their track record for security hasn't been the greatest in the past...