Why can't i import directly from iCloud to LR Classic CC?
I don't believe it makes you an idiot. You just need to understand that in order to use Lightroom Classic CC your images need to be on a drive that is local to your computer. Images cannot be located on a cloud Drive. With Lightroom Classic CC it is possible to synchronize collections of smart previews with the cloud, but the master images must be accessible from a drive that is connected locally to the computer that is running Lightroom.