yes, back on topic
CS5 now has 3 things in my mind that might be worth the bucks:
1. content aware fill - fantastic
2. puppet warp - warp with usability? I like it. Could have been in a point release.
3. brush presets, my tablet (after 3 years) FINALLY works right, without jumping through any hoops it just does what it is supposed to, with pen pressure, stroke, etc. It's more like Corel Painter now. Also could have been in a point release.
Wife is already using 1&2 above and editing old photos where her thigh looked too big and where I was in the frame fracking up the scene. She's going to town...more power to her.
But for me #3 is big. Is it an entire CS bump in my mind, no...more like a point release with just a few new features.
Also, 3D seems to work better. Maybe it's the 64 bit. But wait, gotta switch back to 32 bit to use a filter on any rasterized 3D layer. oh boy, this is fun...not. Was going to calculate the total upgrade cost including plugins, but I don't think the plug mfgs have figured that out yet.