What Scott Kelby says and what's actually true sometimes differ or are misinterpreted. Mr. Kelby, I believe, was trying to tell folks that purchasing Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 as a standalone product may prevent you from using other programs that are part of the ever evolving Adobe Creative Cloud subscription program. Lightroom Mobile, for example, is a feature that continues to evolve but that is not available for those like you who are only running Lightroom 6.
What you will not miss out on though as a Lightroom 6 customer are all of the free .dot updates that become available for your software. New features are rarely introduced in free .dot updates although it has happened. (Example: support for high-bit tif files and the color smoothing noise reduction slider.) So you have nothing to fear in terms of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom functionality. The warning is only that Adobe is a big company and that there are talented people at work in many departments. Limiting your purchase to Lightroom 6 only may prevent you from making use of other tools in the Creative Cloud arsenal. But of course, you can become a Creative Cloud subscriber, at a future date should something come along that you really want to use.
I hope this helps clear up this common confusion.
Thanks David - that was very clear. I appreciate your time and reply.
Kelby focused on this subject, it seemed weird. Such a pitch for the CC that maybe he knew of something that just wasn't ready for this current 6 release and how buyers are going to miss out on future something or other.
I've owned each version of LR (like to keep up with new things) - but I was a dedicated Aperture user. And when Apple killed it - I went all in with LR 5 and it is actually a lot better. I like the UI better in Aperture - not a big fan of the module interface, but got use to it. But bottom line is LR processes images faster and more true.
Adobe has moved away from major dot releases for most of its products, providing regular updates via the cloud. I guess what Scott says is logical. It’s worth noting that the trial version is now only available as LR CC 2015 although there is a route to serialize the product into a standalone version of LR6.