Summary: It's hard to believe there has yet to be a review posted. I'll put this out there right off the bat...I'm one of those photoshop users that probably doesn't need all the bells and whistles that CS5 offers (or CS4 for that matter), but I like to have them just in case, and elements just doesn't quite cut it for me. I don't plan on doing 3D or video, so those area's won't be covered in here. Compared to CS4, the layout is very similar.
Pros: It now does everything you didn't know you needed to do, and makes some things easier. It's the industry standard I hear...it better deliver.
Conclusion: Upgrading from Photoshop CS3 was straight forward and easy! The uninstalling of the out program went the same way! The new figures and operation are outstanding. I'm exploring and learning new ways to help me bring out or correct in my photos.
Summary: This brings Photoshop to a whole brand new level. I have always loved photoshop and this product is no exception. Truly a wonderful addition to anyone's home office. A MUST HAVE for any professional, even if photography, isn't one specialty!