Since LR is billed as a Digital Asset Management tool, add a facility to backup the images.

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Many beginners do not realize that LR does not back up their images. Add a facility to optionally back up all images contained in the library to an external, or cloud, location. Obviously, this could take lots of time and space so warnings would be needed. After the initial backup, subsequent backups s would be incremental.
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Bill Kocken

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Glenbo

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The trick is to develop a backup strategy that works, mine is Catalogues copied to Dropbox (not the previews - they can be rebuilt easily), and on the Mac Carbon Copy Cloner or SUperDuper used to duplicate the actual Photos in the Lightroom Library... Time for backing up every time you make changes :) And I trust this method more than I would anything that Adobe does!
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Andrew Rodney

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There are dozens upon dozens of other app's that do this and back up EVERYTHING. It isn't LR's job to back up your images ( just a catalog; lame feature) illustrates this isn't an interest of Adobe's. 
Backup everything: your images, your catalog, your presets, your .dcp profile and anything else on your computer, in multiple locations and drives. Now you're pretty safe. 
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Carlos Cardona

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I agree with Andrew. I think most beginners are smart enough to realize that Lightroom doesn’t back up their images, it’s not 1994. Just tell them Carbon Copy Cloner (Mac).
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Bill Kocken

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I use a free program from Microsoft called Synchtoy it is set up to run automatically. However, it would be safer for beginners to have an integrated tool.
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> However, it would be safer for beginners to have an integrated tool.>

I think that's an OS-level utility and one which anyone choosing to use backup software has to control for their own requirements. I would not welcome Adobe doing that automatically for me just because I have a LR catalog.