So I want to upgrade my lightroom, but see there is a monthly payment for a year. So what happens after the year and I don't want to continue? Do I keep the lightroom program? I don't like this monthly thing at all. I like being able to just buy my upgrade and go from there..
If you chose not to continue paying the monthly fee the program will still function with reduced features. You won't be able to use the Develop module but you can still view and export your images.
You can buy the LR 6 version which is a one time cost but it doesn't get any new feature that are added to the CC version.