Your main workflow, on the other hand, shouldn't be constrained by your network. There's so many things that could wrong in that chain.
1. your computer
2. your router/LAN
3. your ISP
4. the internet (yeah, sometimes everything breaks)
5. Adobe's servers
as opposed to just (1) if you've purchased a static installation.
And this is where some clarity is needed, I suspect. Again, as has been stated numerous times in this thread: the applications will continue working as long as they have already validated your subscription. For instance, I just fired Photoshop and Premiere up. Both popped open a dialog that said, basically, "Hey, we can't validate your subscription, but you can continue using the app until July 28, 2014. If we can't connect by then, your product will stop working."
There are a *FEW* folks that will run into problems authenticating and consequently not being able to use the product. Why their machines haven't authenticated in the past is beyond me. But the dialog is clear: I have almost 2.5 months! I suspect most people (other than those trying to do new installs... UGH!) are in the same boat.
Is it ideal? Oh hell no. Is there anything we can realistically do about it? Well, we can leave Adobe if that's our choice. But as has been pointed out elsewhere, their products really *are* the best out there. I know comparing FCPX and Premiere Pro is almost laughable (and I've done it on my new Mac Pro). As optimized as FCPX is for the new Macs, Premiere is *still* faster for what I do. No one else really has a Photoshop. Or a Lightroom if you don't need PShop's grunt.
Another solution: stick with the CS6 versions of the suite assuming you've already purchased them. The problem with that is: they're not being developed any more, and will *only* have major bug fixes done. What? Can't run them on the latest OS de'jour? Tough shitski. You're outta luck.
I'm not trying to defend the CC sub model because it sucks the big'n. But I *like* Adobe's software, so I'll continue p[l]aying along. If something better appears, I'll look into it.