CS3 Design Standard here, and I found my legit copy for several hundred less that list at the time. I dunno, at what point are the bells and whistles just that? Granted, I'm not working in a high-end environment, but I cruise the Adobe User forums daily and I'm just not seeing any compelling reason to move up.
I'll probably wait until CS10, and then take the leap more out of embarrassment at my behindness, than any actual need for more than what suits my porpoises just fine.
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For me, transparent blends in Illustrator was worth the upgrade price ...
Now, if Corel would just update KPT to work with these versions of Photoshop I'd be a happy camper -- I still haven't found any plug-ins that replicate FraxFlame, Blurrrrr or the Lens Flare. Or heck, as long as I'm dreaming, bring back Shatter for Illustrator as well ^_^
6 choices of bundles - but there are 14 different apps. 6 is a lot easier to choose from than 14.
The only people that have a difficult time choosing are most likely the ones who really don't have a serious need for a bundle to begin with, IMO.
One thing is for certain. At least with the Adobe app bundles, you KNOW what you're getting with each bundle. With Windows, the average Joe user probably has no clue what the real differences are between Home, Home Premium, Business, Ultimate... Heck, I can't even figure out which version I should get - and I kind of know what my needs are for Windows.
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