For the better part of 4 months I have been torn - Aperture vs. Lightroom and now the decision has come to a head. I WAS leaning towards Aperture but now there's all this talk about lack of RAW support for the latest cameras and whether Apple is really committed to this app all with the delay in coming out with v2.0. So, then I started to lean towards Lightroom. Either way, I was going to purchase this app using a student discount. Yesterday at lunch I walked into my local CompUSA (which is closing) and find Aperture 1.5 (Retail, not student edition) for 40% off - $179.99 which has made me reconsider my Lightroom decision. What to do? For $179.99 would you buy Aperture over Lightroom? Someone please help me make up my mind. A bit of background - I'm purely an amateur photographer shooting the normal family, events and vacations type things. At this point there are just certain limitations to iPhoto such as management of the 8-10,000 photos, meta-data analysis, keyword tagging, etc. which seem could benefit from a more pro app.