As I said, in another thread on this, I'm not interested in arguments or sophistry, and will not go into detail why much of what Jeff has said just simply isn't true for many of us, pros & amateurs alike. One thing he said is spot on, it's like arguing politics, & he's on his own hysterical side of the fence. But one huge part of his, and Adobe's arrogance and inaccuracy on this whole matter is summed up in his statement,"For pros, it ain't no big thing…" This is simply factually not true. It is a big thing. For me and many other pros. Adobe and their koolAid drinking boosters don't get to decide what is, or is not, a big thing to us.
Adobe and its fanboy(s) have this arrogant attitude that anybody for which this is a big thing just doesn't understand, or isn't sufficiently professional, and will be just fine with LR if they are photographers anyway. Wrong on every arrogant point. I am a Pro,my income comes from photography and has for several decades. I was a pro before Photoshop, and I will be in the post-photoshop era.I have prevailed legally in several copyright infringement actions against those taking liberties with my work & am copyright knowledgeable.I own LR and don't care for it. Have already switched to a different converter/browser, and am getting up to speed on PS alternatives.
There are many, pro & amateur alike, that do understand and don't agree and are not going to simply give up, bend over and present there wallets.
I understand Adobe and Mr. Dismissive need to believe there own "bullshyte" (I would prefer forgone conclusions, but I'll go with Jeff's preferred dismissive arrogant term) but that doesn't make them accurate, or us unprofessional, or ignorant.
Oh, my name is John Mahan and I approved these factual statements.