As I’ve mentioned in a different thread, I use the desktop version of LR, specifically version 5.7. My thought is, if you really like LR but don’t need or want cloud support, you should get your hands on 5.7 or 6.x desktop version. At least on Windows, you should be good for several more years since those versions work well on Windows 10. That should allow plenty of time to discover alternatives and migrate away from Adobe without the constant headaches from cloud updates.
My workflow starts with LR. I do my raw conversion and basic adjustments there. I think of it as LR is where I develop my film. I have not found any single piece of software that comes close to the ease, efficiency, and quality with which I can apply lens profiles, chromatic aberration corrections, basic distortion adjustment, camera models, cropping and straightening of the horizon, spot removal and basic cloning, basic sharpening and noise reduction, curves, and all the basic sliders as provided in LR. This is why I never seriously considered moving to CC. Or maybe it’s because I’m somewhat impervious, though not 100%, to the lure of greener grass.
So essentially, the latest LR changes have no effect on me due to prior decisions. I’ll continue with my current workflow, explore alternatives and tweaks as opportunities arise, and wait patiently for Topaz, Affinity, RawTherapee, or the like to get closer to LR’s elegance at developing my film.