Summary: mac users should be aware that several functions will work only on windows operating systems. I bought the new version because I had purchased a Fuji camera that was not recognized by older version and wanted to work with RAW files. I am not good with computers so this may be unfair, but I do believe Adobe consistently ignores or under serves the needs of mac customers. Consider other solutions before spending money on this product.
Summary: I upgraded to Elements version 9 from 7 about a year ago. Running under Windows 7 version 9 has a bug with the Lasso Tool which means that that the selection marching ants dissapear as you are drawing so you proceed with the selection without them to show the selection as you make it, or more likely stop as its difficult to mproceed blind. Its well documented on the internet in a number of forums including Adobes own. There is no patch.