Yes things are better for lightroom users assuming they don't make that a "cloud" software.
I would suspect that is only a matter of time.
This is not only an Adobe "trend", but appears to be an industry trend to smooth out their cash flow and lock in users to "lifetime dancing lessons"
Microsoft is doing it with Office 2013.,,,but at least there you can pay a bit more to get an enduring license.
As a number of people have said, my major concern is that there is no way, with the Adobe subscription model, to settle in one place, without continued payments. And I can be slowly nibbled away with increased monthly payments...with my only choice being to jump to competition....with no ability to ever go back and rework the edits I made....because the software is no longer available to me.