Believe it or not I like the data base in PSE3. As a matter of fact I keep PSE3 on my computer just for this. I generally back up my images to a DVD, while keeping the originals on an external drive. I then upload from the DVD to PSE3 which creates thumbs of the originals. The tag system in PSE3 allows me to tag the thumbs with categories, explicit names, dates, etc. which I can search for in any method I wish later. Being able to view thumbs of images greatly assist me in locating the image I want.
I know many of you are using much more sophisticated software, but I have over 8,000 thumbs of images tagged in PSE3. I would not like to have to go back and re tag all those images.
Question is will LR allow me to import the current PSE3 file structure and continue using the same system, and view the thumbs as always? If it does, I will get LR while the discount is in place.