....deliberately made the support and download site difficuult and obscure to sell CC?
We don't know the answer. We don't work for Adobe.
However, if you go to your favorite search engine and type in
how to download lightroom 6
you get the answer quickly. For example, this very helpful page from Adobe themselves: Download and install Adobe Lightroom 6 (Single App license)
Thanks VN for the assistance….update found and being installed as I type…..Thanks again
....deliberately made the support and download site difficuult and obscure to sell CC? I am looking for the LR6 6.1.1 update but keep ending up in the same place trying to sell me CC
If Adobe only wanted to sell CC, that's all they'd sell.
While it seems that finding the standalone to buy is a bit difficult - especially if you don't have access to Google - it's a bit of a stretch to ascribe Machiavellian scheming to what is more likely just poor planning: Adobe's websites are, in general, pretty useless (this forum included).
The internet does love conspiracy theories, though...