I am writing regarding/championing those of us who find it not financially viable to buy into the subscription method for Lightroom and Photoshop. I can not fathom why Adobe would leave a large segment of their clients unhappy and looking for other sources of raw converters. BTAIM, I think if Adobe's bottom line is to extract as much money as possible from us punters, then they are missing an opportunity from those of us who can not switch to the cloud based softwares. Simply allow us to buy what we need. How difficult could it be to allow Photoshop CS6/Lightroom 6 users to purchase camera raw updates? I know the .dng model is available, but why have to go through that extra step? It is much more elegant to just do "edit with" .... I don't expect much joy from Adobe with regards to this issue. Over the past year, I have been getting more familiar with Capture One Pro. I can edit in Photoshop with a .psd conversion and auto save back to C1P. So, all is not lost. But I don't like leaving an old friend behind.