Rob, You're right, but I keep on with Photoshopo because I've been using it for a long time. But have you looked at Lightroom? It's about all a photographer really needs.
So far, I'm getting most of what I need - well, really all of it - from PS6! Have looked at the CS thinggies, but the feeling I get is that they are ever more unnatural the more advanced they get, and how could it be otherwise? I use Nikon's NX2 (very
unnatural) to get me as far as I can from the NEF, and then I go over to PS6 and am happy. Of course, I don't need to fake verticals etc. and I know that if I ever did, seriously, I'd go for TS lenses and do it in the camera like all good little boys should...
However, since doing my wee jazz shots, I've been thinking that I may be interested in doing some design/layout again, and since my experience with design and calendars was when Letraset still held respect (as well as setting houses, of course), I wouldn't, currently, know where to start. Using the system of letters that are available in PS6 is very limited - perhaps that's my failure there, and PS6 does it all - but I have no idea how to slide letters all over the place to see how they fit the space and shape of a photo image. Doing it via th clicks of the keyboard is far too clumsy and limited - tiny movements matter a lot. I do have a book or two on PS, but I find I can't learn anything at all from books - by the time I read something and want to try it out, I've forgotten what the friggin' book said! Well, yes, I can drop a title into an image, but as for changing the spaces between lines of text etc., tilting letters around at angles, reversing them, I'm in the dark. I'd like to do a course on things of that type (oh dear!) but they don't seem to happen locally, at least not that I know of.