Thanks!You can still buy some older versions on disc.
Amazon.com: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 [Old Version]: Software
Before I got Lightroom I was using a combo of Picassa, PhotoScape and Gimp.
But still a rumor. Right now though the standalone only gets Adobed Camera Raw updates and bug fixes. The CC (subscription) version is done as a living product and gets new features every couple of months. Plus it includes the 800 pound gorilla called Photoshop.Rumors are that the current standalone Lightroom version 6 will be the last one "sold" (as opposed to only being offered by subscription)...