@RON I think we can share differing opinions without considering it argumentative. Although there are not a lot of users here, this is great forum with great folks (frankly one of the best Nikon related groups I've experienced). So I suppose this is as good a time as any to better define my rather negative bias with Adobe products. It isn't all that different than my feelings about Microsoft. These dinosaurs make decisions with regard to profits first, and users second (or maybe even last).
I have used Lightroom, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and After Effects for many years. I, in fact, worked for Adobe for a short stint during their acquisition of Aldus (one of their direct competitors - whose products they quickly killed - not unlike after their acquisition of GoLive Systems, Inc. a few years later). It was messy as Bruce Chizen came on board from Apple with promises not to dismantle Aldus, but with a hardisk full of documents that clearly indicated otherwise (that some brave sole sent to every printer in the building due to Bruce not being savvy enough to share anything but everything from his Mac. And after the acquisition which he orchestrated, became the new CEO of Adobe (someone who required his assistant to set up file sharing on his Mac - guess he should've called IT).
The software is fat, bloated, and held together with mostly spit and chewing gum. At least that was the way it was back then as they chose the shortcut route of porting to Carbon to migrate their obsolete code base to OS X. But, for grins and giggles, I actually gave the current version another try last week...
The first thing I noticed was that the installer had no method for indicating what files would be installed and where (something that all install packages provide by their very nature). That should have told me nothing had changed but I decided to venture on. Using a network filter during installation, I discovered no less than 27 servers the installer touched base with (including FaceBook and DoubleClick). Why does Adobe's installer need to phone home to those entities?
IIRC the install used more than 25GB on my system drive, yet the apps occupied much less than half of that. After a quick look at the apps and continuing to see massive amounts of outbound traffic, I decided to cut bait, using the uninstallers Adobe so thoughtfully provided. Unfortunately, after completing the uninstalls, there was still about 18GB still AWOL on my system. It took me the better part of an hour to find and delete all of the cruft it deposited on my drive, with most of it littered in places inaccessible to the casual user.
I simply have no wish to support a company with my hard earned dollars that does business this way, much preferring to support indie developers who aren't afraid to write a better codebase from scratch, leveraging Apple's most up to date dev environment and frameworks (something that Adobe has never done - instead leveraging an ancient codebase with workaround after workaround). Lightroom is still impaired, unable to use Apple's most performance-centric frameworks.
I suppose if you use Windows it may be better, if you don't mind it sending your data to FB and a dozen+ other entities. I am sure Microsoft and Adobe get along famously in that regard.
BTW, did you know that the rental model was born out of piracy due to most of their individual users hating the exorbitant 1980's pricing policies and clockwork like $100-200 upgrades with minor feature additions and mostly compatibility issue fixes for newer systems due to the aging and brittle codebase? In the last year I have seen more development progress in Affinity Photo than in any similar Adobe dev cycle ever, and they have so far not charged me a penny more over my original $50 investment. I am actually looking forward to the day when I can send them more money!
So while it may seem like I have a chip on my shoulder, it is just very important for me to support entities that spend the majority of their resources writing innovative new software instead of marketing, competition killing acquisition, data mining, and soaking corporate accounts. I have made some sacrifices to do this in the past, but Affinity Photo isn't one of them... I love it!