In the past year, I think Adobe has done a much better job of explaining the differences between the CC and perpetual-license versions. On the What's New page, it says at the top:
If you click Compare Features right above that, there's a feature-comparison chart of CC, LR 6, and LR 5 that shows the differences between the versions:
At the time LR CC and LR 6 were released, there was extensive discussion in the Adobe forums, other photo forums, and respected book author's blogs about these differences. These made clear that new features would appear only in CC and not LR 6. For example, see Lightroom CC/6 Myths & Confusion | The Lightroom Queen .
But those delayed updates never came!
The new features will come when/if LR 7 is released. This is no different from LR 5, LR 4, LR 3, etc. -- new features only got released in major releases, which customers had to pay for. Adobe has never made any public statement about when LR 7 will come out, though in the past major releases came out on average every 1.6 years. (LR 6 came out 4/21/15.)
The options are straightforward: Pay on a monthly basis for CC, and get new features as they are developed. Pay every 1.5 years, and get new features every 1.5 years.
The Lightroom 6 standalone was advertised as the same version you would get in the CC abo-version together with Photoshop.
No it wasn't. On the day it was released, the Lightroom product manager Tom Hogarty said, in the release announcement, that Lightroom 6 would not get feature updates. The CC Photography Plan Keeps Getting Better: All New Lightroom CC and More Available Today! | Photoshop Blog by Adobe
You benedikta88099739 are the one who is stating false information.
The “delayed updates” will come with LR7, assuming there is a LR7.
You’re paying a bigger amount, once, and you get more features at that time. Those who pay a smaller amount more often will get less features more often.
It is the exact same program. Everything that was included in the original release of the CC version is included in 6 version. Same features and same camera support. The difference is the CC version get new features along with bug fixes and new camera support where as the 6 version only gets the bug fixes and the new camera support.
This was clearly stated in the release notes.
Well thanks for all the answers, obviously not the one i hoped for, but I guess I didn't check Adobes own information enough and trusted some other source too much...
My fault then!