Even if we accept these explanations at face value, that it is so difficult to manage both product lines, then why not drop the Cloud version? In terms of revenue, CC version lags far behind CS sales.
Because Adobe honestly believes this is the wave of the future. You can debate the point and disagree...but Adobe didn't do this lightly (seriously, there was tremendous internal debate and disagreement–which you'll never hear about)...but this is what Adobe, as a company, honestly believes. You can't fault them for doing what they believe is the right thing for the company and their shareholders even if you don't like it.
It is what it is...Adobe has balls and is willing to lay them on the line. Whether it's right or will be successful, I really don't know. But, it's not in Adobe's nature to cave just because of adversity...if anything, they tend to circle the wagons and draw closer together. The more nasty the response, the stronger their resolve will be.
The best bet is to chill out, let the tides roll in/out and see what transpires. Signing petitions and threatening boycotts ain't gonna make a dent...how things transpire of the next year will.
Do, or don't buy CS6 or subscribe to CC...the choice is entirely yours to make. Make your choice based on a clear and cogitate understanding of the issues and the relative value to you and your work...trying to make Adobe "bleed" for their perceived transgressions is doomed to failure and will only hurt yourself.
For those who are so adamantly against any sort of subscription model, is this based on experience of a subscription model or a knee jerk reaction against the change? I ask because I'm curious...I've been subscribed to the Master Collection since the CS 5.5 time frame and the only time I had any issue was late last year because of the CS6 13.1.0 and 13.0.4 fiasco (which was instrumental in the dropping of the CS line).
So, is the issue really one against rent or is it simply a factor of cost? The distinction is important...if you want to work towards change, it's useful to make sure you target the real problem and not diffuse the situation with OT bullcrap.
If you are a non-pro Lightroom and Photoshop user, what would you be prepared to pay/month for the services (noting that LR is been stated to be a non-subscription license).
And remember the title of this thread..."Weasel words" so rest assured that the OP isn't interested in reasonable discussion...the thread was started to provoke.
(which I've calmly avoided doing I might add).