I absolutely despise Photoshop. I am an amateur photographer who does family and friend events. I edit my photos for photo albums, scrapbooks, and portraits. Everyone says I have an eye for a great shot and I love photography. I was using a simple editing program that has great simple features called "smart erase" where you can remove a person or a car or some other object to make it a perfect picture. You can "invert" the photo to defocus the background to make the people stand out more and so on. I can fly through editing 200 or more pictures in a couple of hours. I tried Photoshop and it is the most complicated, hard to use, over-technical product I have seen since I spent my career at IBM. I used to constantly review our IBM products and criticize them for how "over-developed" they were - programmers going wild adding all kinds of features too complicated for the average user. Smart programmers use their skill to create simple to use tools that provide great features anyone can figure out without going to a class. I have talked to many other photographers and they all agree with me. They hate Photoshop for its complexity and all use other editors. I am not a graphics designer or work in a professional magazine environment where I need very high tech graphics software. I can use Adobe with no problem but I prefer Word. As I always told my IBM co-workers. They over-thought and over-technologized our products. Products should be intuitive not ones only a programmer can figure out.