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But I do not like subscriptions.
I see the point for Adobe having a regular cash income. And also of professionals making a living with those tools. If a program is used on a daily basis, the subscription price is reasonable.
But Lightroom is also used by thousands of hobbyists like myself using it only for a couple of hours a month and sometimes not at all.
So far I was happy with 6.14! But if features like the map module become unavailable (even though it is not Adobes fault that Google changed something on the API). It is the beginning of the end of Lightroom for me because I will not buy a subscription.
As hard as it is, I will have to look for alternatives.
Maybe Adobe reconsiders that they once said that perpetual licenses will also be available next to the CC versions. Since the know exactly how many perpetual licenses are not "downgraded" to subscriptions, they can figure out the possible revenue if they would offer perpetual again. If all desperate perpetual users jump ship to subscriptions it will never happen.
Nothing will change because of what I've written but my frustration made it necessary to do so!