I don't want to use Creative Cloud. Nor do I want a subscription plan. Why would you change Elements and the way it works after people have purchased it. I made a conscious decision to buy Elements and not a subscription plan!
Elements doesn't have a subscription plan. Nor does your license change after you bought it.
Are you seeing a "days remaining in trial" screen on a previously licensed copy of Elements? That just means that something corrupted the licensing information on your system and you need to re-enter your serial number.
I opened my Elements 14 and it said that there was an update. After the update it said that I have to use something called Revel to download my pictures from Creative Cloud. I don't (or didn't) have my pictures stored in CC.