Hi Jeff - I am copying you on a reply I just posted to a comment by Eric Chan in another LL forum. I'm posting this here, knowing it's not your call, and also cognizant of the fact you're not the one making these decisions. Still, this seems so simple to me, I must be missing something. Why couldn't the following work?
Hi Eric - In regards to your comment below (bold emphasis mine):
"What Adobe has committed to doing is continuing to provide ACR for CS6, as long as CS6 continues to be sold. "
This doesn't ease my concerns. When it's discontinued in 12-24 months, what then? As long as LR stays the way it is, I'm ok but if it all goes CC and PS6 is canned, what then, many of us wonder.
Eric, as a "little guy" (avid amateur photographer, who loyally purchased each new upgrade) I'd really be ok with the CC idea if ONE component changed.
Why can't folks like us commit to a 1-2 year CC subscription with the understanding that, at the end of the 1 or 2 year commitment, whatever we've "rented" we keep?
Knowing that would make all the difference to me and many who might worry about their income changing, Adobe prices going up, lack of use/need, etc. If that could happen, I'd sign up ASAP. Without it, I don't think it makes sense (for me) to rent an app knowing there's no way out and, possibly, nothing to return to after a few years.
I'm not asking Adobe to change their decision...just amend it to make this possible and I'd bet most of the angst would evaporate.
Thanks for considering this suggestion and for all you do (and people like Jeff Schewe do, who's seemingly at war over this with 1/2 the forum!) for the photographic community.