Exactly! Your comment is 100% on point. I don't know that I have ever owned any software. I've always bought a license to use what someone else owns. It has been that way for as long as I remember.Perhaps people need education about how license agreements work, and how they differ from ownership.
On a side note: I like the subscription model. I find Adobe's photography plan to be very reasonable and I enjoy the updates that come with it. I know others don't like it, but I do.