Agreed, ironic is a better term from my perspective too. I never see anything funny in theft.
Partially justifying CC with providing them with more security now seems either very naive (something I'd be very surprised at from such a large and successful company) or else something else, like maybe disingenuous, which is something I'm not surprised at by large and successful companies. It would have been one thing if it took a team of hackers working day and night 6 months to break it but...24 hours? That doesn't sound any more secure to me!
I, in no way, wish to imply that the good folks who develop the software might be less than truthful but with the execs and marketing folks, all bets are off. As I see it, the only way we as their customer base (although it appears THEY don't think of me, the small time photographer, as their base) can influence them now is to vote with our wallets and NOT buy into CC. Maybe some pros can't afford not to have it now but for everyone else, the longer we collectively hold out, the more chance we have for something that works better, even if it's new software that Jeff Schewe has asked input for.
Again, if I could subscribe and after a predetermined commitment back out (due to some unforeseen financial issue) and keep where I was (not fall back to CS6 and lose the ability to use everything I'd done) then I'd subscribe tomorrow. Having nothing to show for it and not knowing how much they plan to raise the cost as time goes on, is the deal breaker for me.
It has been and should continue to be interesting to watch this play out. Even though I loyally purchased every Photoshop and Lightroom upgrade from them (Acrobat Pro every other cycle), I've not received a questionnaire, so maybe they'll read this forum.