Sticking with being a tosser rather than debating politely I see.
I don't really see the need to debate. If you are seeking competition to fulfill some sense of accomplishment, you picked the wrong bear to poke. Because in the end, I don't really care what you think or if others may perceive someone has won
the argument. I can think for myself. I've been self employed in the field of photography for over 40 years now. Debating on the internet is not going to enhance my life or my livelihood ...
I use both Aperture and Lightroom. I have been using Lightroom since the first day the very first public beta for v1 was offered .... I later adopted Aperture when the price was reduced to utilize it to fulfill my workflow for books/albums and multi-media slideshows I produced for my clients. I soon discovered it was not the totally inferior product so many would have had me believe it was. In the areas of books and slideshows, Aperture offered (and still does) quite superior capabilities over Lightroom. While I am disappointed Apple has dropped development of Aperture, I don't have an issue with using Lightroom as my primary option ... since I now can rely on other software and have adjusted my products and services for the current millennium and the evolving desires of my clients.
The market for printed books/albums has tapered off and I am now doing much more video production. I have gone to offering more options for multi-media montages and less printed tomes. I now use Final Cut Pro X much more to complete my daily tasks.
It is primarily my experience with FCP X and how it has evolved from a less than appealing introduction into a very formidable, streamlined, user friendly and widely capable tool ... I am willing to give Apple and the prospect of the Photos app (with a keen eye on the foundation of extensibility) some time to see if this new concept can offer potential ... even for advanced users.
Somehow, mentioning that I am willing to reserve judgement until an actual product is released and actually put the released version through the paces in real world use is an offensive concept to some. It seems as though some folks feel compelled to point out that the world as we know it will suffer unless I come to my senses and accept an opinion of the status quo which is based upon incomplete information and conjecture.
There really is nothing to debate. Comparisons to dance, human behavior over centuries and personal animus toward certain developers does not move the discussion forward. It just becomes a game on the internet to drive popcorn sales.
I am waiting until I actually use the Photos app for OS X before
I make any decisions as to it's worth. Just as I have always done with any software I now use and rely upon to perform my daily tasks. Which I am sure saddens some.
Of course you are free to pick as many nits as you wish so as to demonstrate your sense of superiority on the matter in an effort to win a contest you seem so keen on perpetuating.