The plain Lightroom seems like it is 'talking down' to me or made for beginners as I don't see control that was available in Lightroom Classic, for instance, Instead of importing folders with image files like Lightroom Classic would allow me do do easily, the plain Lightroom offers to 'preview' images only, and I don't want to preview over 50 thousand images I have, I simply want to use my newer computer and not wrestle with software. I see no way to simply point Lightroom to the files in folders that I have all prepared in an organized fashion by shooting date. Lightroom Classic would slurp that up without a hitch and there you were in a few minutes, all organized and ready to go. What is plain Lightroom? is it a simpler version of Lightroom for those who don't want to get too involved with editing and managment? Does it have strengths I should know about, How do I point it to the drives where I have all of my images and simply have it incorporate and not give me an only choice to 'preview all of my images' which I do not want to do.
Thanks for help with insight into why there are two versions of Lightroom and which one is most useable on a professional level?
Amazing that this is not immediately apparent. I don't use the cloud but have many terrabytes of drives available plus many backup systems and off-site backups. Bottom line, Lightroom Classic is the way to go and thank you for pointing that out.