Dear Lightroom...

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Enough.

We, the LR community, excluding some vocal critics have, for the most part, been really forgiving of Lightroom despite its many obvious shortcomings. Despite being really useful software to thousands of photographic professionals, Adobe seem to have completely ignored the echo-chamber repeating the demand for Faster. Performance. Now. 

We've been so patient. Like, for 10 years. But it's enough. We're so tired of each and every LR update, despite the occasional new tool or feature, rendering the software slower and slower, that we figure that we must be the butt of a joke. Even at this point in time, after being LR users for many years, the lack of progress or urgency on the part of this company (due to indifference, high market position, etc...) is going to backfire on you.

The day is soon coming when another company's software - developed by people who can actually code efficiently - will usurp Adobe's position and have so many of its users happily jumping from this sinking ship. Why should any of us show loyalty to company that turns its back on the very people who pay its bills? 

Oh, and if it wasn't clear, LR 2015.10.1 is still running like a Lada engine in my Ferrari of a system. Lipstick on a pig. I've come to expect disappointment. Which I've found. Again.
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jbedford

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  • disappointed, unheard, frustrated, impatient

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avpman

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IMHO CC subscribers have a good case for a class action lawsuit.
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jbedford

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you think? based on what? I don't know if I'd take it that far, but would be willing to hear why you think so.
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Gary Rowe

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I bought LR6 for the improved performance they bragged about ... silly me
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maurits irizarri van suchtelen

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i updated my cpu from a 4-core to a 8-core 4Ghz i7 ($1200), updated my videocard to a 1080ti ($1000)... thinking it would make a difference...silly me...seriously... ZERO performace increase over previous computer with half the power...
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jbedford

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Yeah, same here - though I'm guessing you didn't just get the 1080ti for LR ;-) - Honestly, the CPU, GPU, SSD, or RAM upgrades seem to have no effect on this software. I honestly believe that the devs have no idea how to build a good piece of software. Photoshop benefits from all of the above, so it's really baffling that LR can't get it right. In 2017, ffs.
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Just got a new killer laptop. Four cores i7, 3.5Ghz, 32GB ram, Samsung FAST SSD, 4gb discrete video. ZERO performance increase to LR.
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Andy Stenz

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LR 2015.10.1 is SOOOOO slow. I've had to revert back to a previous version (before .10 -- .9 was leaps and bounds better). 

I'm trying to figure out a better way to go. I really want LR to just work. Why does that seem to much to ask?
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avpman

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Which version did you roll back to?
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Andy Stenz

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I'm back to 2015.9 (but I started at 2015 again but LR mobile sync didn't work). I've been on .9 for a while without major issues (I mean, I sure wish it was faster) but .10 was HORRIBLE.