I am currently using iPhoto to manage my digital photos (300), but I am planning to really get into photography this year, taking aircraft shots, scenery, and sports shots, and want something faster, and more advanced than iPhoto to manage my pictures (which will grow into the thousands). I currently have iPhoto and Lightroom installed, but what is Aperture like? It looks like an excellent application. Can I download an Aperture trial? Can I please have others thoughts on this?