Now that it's been confirmed on the Adobe Community forum that Adobe won't be keeping their promise to continue to offer and maintain a perpetual-license version of Lightroom (i.e., no Lightroom 7 that you can just buy once and not have to pay an ongoing subscription fee for), I'm about to jumping ship to other software. Photography is just a casual hobby for me, and I have no interest in a subscription model.
I've come across On1 Photo Raw 2018, which appears on its surface to be very similar to LR and to have most if not all of the features of LR6 -- and it's significantly less expensive to buy (and is available for one-time purchase with free updates for one year). I've been very loyal to Adobe until now, but now that Adobe has stopped being loyal to me, I think I might be done with them.
I know that I won't be able to access my existing edits from LR in On1, but I'll still have my current (old) version of LR if I ever need to tweak anything from my existing catalog, and I can export developed versions of my photos from LR and tweak them further in On1 if I need to. I also know that On1 doesn't have a Book module, but I can use the separate Blurb program for that. (There's also no Web module, but I have no use for it.)
Is there anything else I should know before I make the jump to On1? Has anyone here had any experience with the program or with the company, either good or bad?
And also before I make the jump, is there any chance at all that Adobe will change their mind and finally offer a perpetual license for LR7? I would hate to dump LR only to find out a month or two later that the reason I left no longer applies, because all other things being equal, I would certainly stay with Adobe if I could.