Ending of lightroom classic. There seems a real fear that Adobe will abandon those of us who use and want classic and do not want to store items on the cloud. The guarantee that Adobe will continue it seems hollow as they have ended Lightroom 6 purchases.
Victoria makes some great points. Some Adobe employees may start sentences with "photographers want..." (in interviews) and think they can correctly say that photographers want that one thing, but the community is not homogenous. One thing for sure, Adobe isn't dumb enough to kill off 50% of their clients by insisting on the cloud model. No company has done that yet with this kind of software license model. Me, I'm fine with the LR Photography Plan, and the ability to edit sitting in my car. I don't think Adobe will kill the goose!
There is only one fact: there is no marketing for Lightroom Classic. The only word about it on the Adobe website is in the list of applications included in the photography plan. That could change, of course, but currently it‘s a fact and it could mean something, or nothing. Anything else is speculation.