Lightroom CC: Provide Lightroom CC membership only (without Photoshop)

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Lightroom appears to be no longer available without having to subscribe to Photoshop also. As a photographer with nil interest in Photoshop I will be dropping my subscription after the first year unless there is a facility to continue my subscription with Lightroom only and at a reasonable price. Extremely disappointed not to be able to subscribe to Lightroom only.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom CC: Provide Lightroom CC membership only (without Photoshop).

I have been using Adobe products for 12+ years. During that time I've watched Adobe enhance Lightroom's spectacular editing tools to the point that as a non-professional but active photographer, I rarely require Photoshop. 

I just downloaded Adobe's Photography cloud free trial package which includes both programs. After trying out Lightroom for 5 days, I'm real impressed with all the enhancements it contains compared to my Lightroom 5.7. However, after considering that this will be a life-long commitment that includes Photoshop, it doesn't make any sense. I have therefore decided to turn in their engagement ring and forgo their cloud package.

 When Adobe decides to offer Lightroom CC only at a reasonable cost, less than $9.99, I will consider their marriage proposal.
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So if LR 6 costs ~$80 to upgrade each year (after the initial ~$150) and LR CC is ~$120 per year, you'd split the difference for the CC extras? Say ~$8.25 a month, rather than $9.99—foregoing any use of PS for that amount? What do you think Adobe should get for providing and maintaining all the CC extras?

Just curious, since ~$10 a month sounds pretty cheap to me. (I'm not thinking about the pros/cons of renting vs ownership since you're saying you'd consider renting. )
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I have gone with Lr CC for two years. Intending to use Ps, However I have opened Ps exactly once. And that was by accident. As a hobby photographer, I do not have enough time to master Lr let alone add a second application. As such, I am looking to switch to a perpetual license of Lr, and drop CC since I do not use Ps or Lr Mobile.