I received an email yeasterday from Adobe with an offer for CS5 for $300 for owners of PSE8, which I have and registered 6 months ago. I just bought LR3 a month ago for $284 and have been happy with it. I have been able to do evrything I thought I needed, but this is a good price. I used PSE8, along with NX2 and LR3beta, before getting LR3. What do you think. I can afford it but I don't know if it will be usefull, and it comes with a steep learning curve. But it is almost to good to pass up at $350 off list just to have it.