Conclusion: No creative professional will deny the need for Adobe Creative Suite, and 2012's version, CS6, focuses on some of the toughest demands designers face in an interactive, digital, multimedia landscape.
Pros: Great upgrades to the biggest products included in the suite. Improvements in speed and performance. Focused on digital mixed media. New option to license as a cloud service with monthly subscription.
Cons: Single software purchases rather expensive. Requires a lot of hard disk space for installation, plus a decent chunk of RAM.
Summary: If you're a Web developer or graphic designer that works with these products already, ask your IT manager to upgrade as soon as possible. With most applications getting a major facelift and a host of excellent improvements, your workflow will noticeably improve.
Pros: Photoshop's Quick Selection Tool, InDesign's Effects Palette, too many others to mention
Cons: Price off-putting to anyone but commercial designers and developers