As a hobby / enthusiast buyer of LR 1.0, I'm pleased with the product and I don't necessarily think the UK upgrade price is excessive. What does put me off upgrading right now is the global pricing mess. It just looks ill-considered and shambolic. It annoys me.
Until someone convinces me otherwise, Adobe's pricing policy is not just badly thought-through, it's also brand-damaging. Adobe generates goodwill and involvement by getting testers involved in the beta, then annoys whole countries of users by having transparent price disparities for pretty much the same product - and a product that can easily be pirated. dumb, dumb, dumb.