Pros If you can dream it, you can do it
Cons Big learning curve
Summary This is definately worth the time and effort to learn the program. But if you're looking for a really easy photo editing program this is not for you.
Pros can't think of one
Cons no 3d transform
Summary I have CS sitting on the shelf, I still use 7
I am a professional Photoshop user and I have not found any improvements in CS over 7
They deleted the 3D transform filter (which was beggarly but was better than nothing)
Hopefully some day they will add an envelope function, but don't hold your breath, it took AI over a decade.
Pros Lots of features, large projects
Cons Way over priced, . Activation is buggy. Real fast computers take a long time to load. Shouldn't need to have every feature resident in memory
Summary The lady of the house is an artist. After buying a new Mac she found that there was few alternatives available for the Mac. Always heard Photoshop was the best so I made the mistake of paying the very long dollar for the CS bundle. After Installing it wouldn't Verify. Took a phone call to use the program that I paid to use. Fast forward, she has a deadline and installs her new graphic tablet which has a Photoshop add on. Suddenly CS won't verify, Internet is down, she missed her deadline. Cost more than CS is worth...Serious business tool? I think not..As much as this white elephant cost it should have a multi computer licence. Last Adobe I will Buy. A good product made into a poor tool by a bad Idea.
Pros Perfect for ad production and web design. Better memory management for those without $2,000 PCs.
Cons Few to none
Pros Wide Variety of Tools
Cons Overpriced, most of the tools aren't needed
Summary Great for editing photos, but most of the tools that come with cs aren't needed (grass-shaped brushes, for example) and just drive up the cost.