I'm having trouble finding the price that this would revert to after the year is up.
Nobody knows for sure.
Can anyone point me to a link or just update here what the current standard rate is for PS and LR?
There seem to be only 'limited time' introductory offers, but the end date seems to be extended time after time.
Edit: I just saw Mike responding that it is the regular price, but the website (just checked) says it is a temporary price. So apparently they have not made up their mind.
The other question I have is: Is it anticipated that CS6 and LR5 perpetual licences will continue indefinitely?
In the Netherlands I've received two independent dealer notices that perpetual licenses for CS6 will end being available after May 30th, 2014. After that date, only subscriptions will be available. Lightroom so far seems to remain available with a perpetual usage license.
Depending on your needs, you could purchase a final Photoshop CS6 (upgrade) license, and wait for new developments in the LR licensing, unless you need specific LR5 functionality right now. You can use an up to date LR version for access to new features you really need, and finish work in Photoshop CS6 as long as it is supported by your hardware.
That's what I did, because I already had a perpetual Photoshop CS6 license, I only purchased a separate perpetual license LR5 upgrade for a discounted price. My running cost for both CS6 and LR sofar are a fraction of the current discounted annual subscription fee, and I assume there will be some sort of introductory discount should I feel the need to upgrade to a subscription in the future (maybe only a subscription for a month for temporary access).
Personally, I dislike subscriptions for software, because that locks one in in a perpetual payment scheme, without future exit strategy that allows access to all of my Work-in-Progress Intellectual Property. Also, the possibilities of getting locked out of my tools from a distance (either by a subscription verification error, temporary lack of connection, or a deliberate attack) is far from appealing.