Lightroom 6.8: Can no longer delete curve points by dragging them off the sides

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I upgraded from 6.7 perpetual last night to 6.8 thinking I would get the new reference view functionality, which I did not. :-( 

However, the downside of upgrading? Was that it broke my tone curves. In 6.7 everything was working normally, in 6.8 I can no longer delete points by pulling them off the ends, also the up and down arrow keys no longer work with the cursor over the point.

Is this bug likely to be fixed or do I have to uninstall 6.8 and reinstall 6.7?
Also, am I a second-class lightroom citizen by having a perpetual license and not getting the reference view functionality?
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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Not a second class citizen - you just chose to buy a different product. CC users get access to new features that aren't available to the perpetual license.

The change on the tone curve was in response to a request, but you can still delete points by double-clicking on them. (See Simon Chen's post here: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lightroom-curves-bug)
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Thank you Victoria! Knowing it's not a bug but a feature helps a lot... and I'm sure I can get used to double-clicking.

I understand that Adobe wants to sell everybody the CC version... And it is an outstanding deal for anyone that uses Photoshop, as well. However, I don't really understand why they disable features for the perpetual license. It is after all the same code, pretty much. I suppose that I chose poorly. If I consider the balance of cost of the two programs, I paid more for Lightroom than people who get it included with the CC license.
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There are legal/accounting reasons they can't add features to perpetual licenses. As far as I understand, they could change their whole accounting system to get round it, but that's just not economically viable. They've tried to make the differences clear, but you're not the only one to be confused by the differences.
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Victoria, I was going to answer this question, but, thankfully, you beat me to it.  Your answers are always clear and comprehensive, while I think mine would have been less clear and answered only some of the issues.