I really like the facial recognition and pano (without having to go to PS) features but don't like having to have the CC. As a Mac user I'm currently thinking about switching back to iPhoto and Aperture (they have had facial recognition for sometime now. I just hate to go through all the work again. Please say you will have a standalone version.
I will also opt out for the standalone version of LR, as I am not interested in Photoshop for now and the upgrade cost of around 79 $ is more cost effective then the CC option - is like paying 8 month the CC then you're done.
I am still in the trial mode, some things not working as I expected, the 5.7 version I have now is pretty solid compared with the new 6 one.
Please say you will have a standalone version.
There has always been a standalone version, called Lightroom 6 (as opposed to Lightroom CC). Adobe may not make LR6 easy to find or purchase, but it is there.