Photoshop CS6 has not had any new features for a few years. But it has had camera raw updates and bug fixes. Perhaps LR6 is the final stand-alone product in the same way.
Well, they made a big deal about saying there would always be a Perpetual License for Lightroom. They never said there would be one for Photoshop. I need to go and find the exact quote...
Adobe and all the evangelists were shouting this from the roof tops back when LR 6/CC was announced.
For those not on the subscription plan, feature enhancements come at the major revision updates (6.0, 7.0, 8.0), as has always been the case.
For those on the subscription plan, feature enhancements become available as they are ready.
Either way, everyone gets bug fixes and Camera Raw updates as they are updated.
Ok, I didn't see any of that two months ago. I was working. But the fact remains, what I stated in my original post was what they said about Lightroom back when the CC plan for Photoshop, etal, was first announced years ago. Lightroom users were assured we would always have a perpetual license. The implication being "Don't worry users, Lightroom won't change". Yeah, well...
So, what has changed? There is still a perpetual license version of Lightroom.
Paul Emberger wrote:
Lightroom users were assured we would always have a perpetual license.
No change there. Lightroom 6 is still available for sale.
Lightroom CC now has new and enhanced features which makes it a slightly different offering to LR6.
LR7 will eventually get all the new Cloud features and will be available at an upgrade price to perpetual license owners when Adobe releases it.
What you seem to be suggesting is that you want all the benefits of the Cloud version - including new features when they're released to the Cloud - but paying the perpetual version price. Bear in mind that, in the long run, Cloud members pay more for their Photography Plan than perpetual license owners pay for LR.