I have dutifully used iPhoto since its inception. I have endured losing dates on pictures, losing pictures, having pictures duplicated and triplicated, having thumbnails created, losing resolution, and so on. I have been a good little Apple automaton, but since there are better offerings in iOS for every Apple app, I thought perhaps there are better offerings in OS X as well. I bought Elements last year to do some more sophisticated editing but haven't even opened it as the project was delayed. I don't need anything too fancy, I have no interest in having cloud-only storage (I just don't see that ending well...), and mostly I would like to be able to rapidly compare images, decide which ones stay, and edit the chosen as needed. I find iPhoto remarkably cumbersome for those simple tasks. I have very low interest in social media and when I share, share the old fashioned way, as attachments. I probably have 6K (where is image count on iPhoto?) or so images and am in the process of having film digitized so more will be coming. Mostly, they need to be culled, leaving the best. I have a 2013 13" Retina MBP (which is ironic because I mostly use 27" Apple monitor) w/ 16GB of RAM. Open to thoughts and suggestions on alternatives..... I almost bought Aperture once upon a time but didn't want to spend the money for more product than I thought I would use at the time, and now it is going away.