You choose when you stop paying. So what prevents you from first doing - "export/save them as flattened TIFFs, JPGs or DNGs (my choice) and print " - and only when you have completed those tasks, you finally stop paying and no longer have access PS CC ?
Of course I could constantly output flattened TIFFs as I go along as insurance against either a price increase or a sudden change in my circumstances. But why should I have to go through such a grind constantly when it is reasonable to be permitted access to what I have already done?
It also doesn't answer the question about printing. I'm supposed to make all the prints I may ever need? I mention printing because it is reasonable to anticipate that given the current statements from Adobe, that it is possible that some future release of LR will be subscription only so I am also concerned about that possiblity. Adobe only explicitly addressed LR5. I do understand that doesn't mean that LR6 will
be subscription only, but it does not
rule it out either. We'll all just have to wait and see.
Of course, I could stop using the new soft proofing support in LR and go back to doing it in PS and flattening the resulting TIFF. Seems a shame not to use functionality for which I have paid as a licensed LR customer.
Again, all I'm asking for (and Eric's post seemed to recognize this requirement) is access to what I've already paid
to be able to do. Don't lock me out from my existing work or impose a constant overhead on my workflow.
I have LR4 and CS6 and I just upgraded my desktop to the fastest I could get with Windows 7, so I'm ok for quite some time. No panic, but I'd like to see where it's going and whether I should entertain getting a subscription later if I find the new functionality attractive.
I will not buy a subscription if it completely locks me out of my files once I stop paying. In that case, I'll have to incur the overhead of constant preparation to jump to another set of applications when the day comes that my workstation is beyond repair and the new version of Windows is not supported by LR4/5 and PS CS6. Fortunately that day is likely long off, so again, no panic.