I enjoy taking pictures, but digital photography is very much a light hobby for me. I recently replaced my PC with my first iMac and have been fooling around a little with iPhoto. I had considered Photoshop Elements as a supplement, but then I saw that Aperture is available in the Mac App store for a great price. So I downloaded the trial version. It seems pretty nice and I like some of the added editing control and other features, but there is probably a lot more there than I would use -- certainly for some time as I don't really even know iPhoto well yet. I also downloaded a trial of Pixelmator, but I don't see myself getting into the kind of heavy image editing that that program seems to be suited for. So, I guess my question is whether it makes any sense for me as a relative novice to start with Aperture as essentially my first management/editing program, or if sticking with iPhoto for now would be a wiser course of action. My inclination is that since I was planning to upgrade to iPhoto '11 anyway, I should just put the money toward Aperture and spend my learning time with it, but I wonder if I might be better off staying with something simpler to start.