I don't necessarily want the "cloud" version. Can I still get these on CDs or just regular downloads?
There is not an option to purchase the latest versions of the software. Creative Cloud is offered as an ongoing membership and offers the latest software for each title.
You can, however, purchase the CS6 software still if you wish.
Please see: Purchase CS6 products
Current programs are sold (Cloud subscription) via download only Creative Cloud pricing and membership plans | Adobe Creative Cloud
I do NOT know if install discs are available, but you are supposed to be able to buy the 3+ year old CS6... as long as you understand that CS6 is End of Life and is NOT being updated
Link to buy CS6 via telephone http://www.adobe.com/products/cs6.html
Please report back if you are able to buy CS6, since I have seen a post by one person who called the number at that link, only to be told that CS6 is really not being sold
So I don't know if the web page is correct and the sales person was not well trained, or if the web page is incorrect and CS6 is not actually being sold