I hope LR7 remains stand alone, and corrects the speed issues. (6.8 and still having issues)
Due to the speed I have already started using alternate Dev/DAM software, and the more I get used to them the less I will rely on LR. I love LR, and have always responded positively. Just cant be patient with work loads.
Besides a CC option is not an option. That's a simple cut off for some folks like myself.
I have purchased(and recently updated):
Out of these, I like C1, and ACDSee, while OnOne looks promising.....
My reasons are for speed workflow and batch output processing options for work use.
*I have tried Corel Raw, but just didn't have the basic functions ironed out when they released.
(Not sure now). Corel I am ready to use Painter and Paint for replacing Adobe, as I will hold onto the latest stand alone version.
'Til death do us part.