I have been using photoshop professionally for more than 10 years. The technology has come a long way. Each version is more comprehensive, continuing to make this software an industry standard. I could not live without this program. Although, I always find it annoying that every things gets changed just a little bit every time the software is updated and I have to relearn a little bit. I guess it's worth it to have to latest functions to get jobs done easier and faster and better. It's also really nice to have a direct way to get my raw files from my camera. Before I upgraded my Adobe Photoshop it was a huge pain to get my raw files off of my camera. This software is expensive but it's worth every penny.