Re: "No it's not. yes, there is cloud storage, no you don't have to use it."
"If you buy the "Lightroom CC plan""
Lightroom CC was introduced less than a month ago and is in no way comparable to the Photography plan,it's aimed at the people that use their phones to take pictures.
It's also included in the Photography plan but is completely seperate from the Photoshop and Lightroom classic applications, the only thing it sahres is a name.
Compared to those two apps its a toy, its not even close to replicating Lightroom let alone photoshop and no serious photographer considers it to be anything else
No, Adobe don't own your images they belong to you; not this bollocks again *really need a rolleyes icon*
So in conclusion, Lightroom and Photoshop are not "based in the cloud" but they can both make use of cloud to sync images between applications and devices.
I've heard a very few people complain about the name "classic" but it's just a name.