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I dont think Adobe will ever go CC only with Lightroom, but never say never. There is too much of a broad appeal for the product at the consumer level.
That said, the world of digital photography is changing, thanks mostly to the camera in your telephone. P&S cameras are in decline, and the numbers are not there for the mid/high range sub $1,000 cameras. If you can take a reasonably good photo/movie on your telephone and immediately share it with anyone in the world on the same small screen, why do you need to lug a camera around? And why do you need a computer?
I think the market is out there for telephone/tablet apps, and telephone camera accessories.
Finally, with all respect, I take exception to comments like "I'd rather be a photographer, etc." Many excellent, highly regarded photographers, from the film days on, spent as much time or more working with their images after the shoot as they did in the act of taking the photo. Ansel Adams comes to mind, etc. He felt that he never got it right, in camera.
These digital cameras, especially those being used on this forum, are computers after all, even if we are using analog lenses on them. I believe there is as much in the art and talent of working with Photoshop on an image as there is in the taking of it. Just as you can take a photo in the "P" mode and be done with it, you can work on the edges of Photoshop/Lightroom and never really get into the skill and the art of it.
Now, if it is not your thing, or you don't want to spend the time/learning curve, etc. that is a different matter. But don't claim you are a photographer because you don't get into Photoshop, and I am a graphic designer technician because I do.