Seems dumb to me. If that person wants a stripped-down, cheaper version, then get the free version of Resolve 16 and work in the Cut Page. Ignore the rest. Seems pretty obvious to me. But how is this related to Adobe CC?
Wonder share makes a free video editing app. VERY simple, very easy. Showed it to my kids when I wanted to ween them off PPro, as I don't want to pay for it (only PS). They found it delightfully simple for their needs...perfect for one, in fact.
[Shane Ross]"and it's one of the requirements for a college class one is taking"
I get it. Although Affinity Photo does read/write PSD files and the UI is similar enough once you get used to it. But of course, like After Effects, if it has to be Photoshop, then there is no exact replacement.