well, i posted this in the apple aperture discussion forums, but apparently it got deleted (I'm guess I'm not supposed to post stuff about lightroom there?) anyways, just saw on macworld.com that it was released. i actually just upgraded to aperture 2.0 and am very happy with it. the one thing that caught my eye about lightroom 2.0 is that it does localized editing such as dodge & burn nondestructively. i just downloaded it and am trying it out to see. my first impressions are that the photo organization (a la projects, etc.) is definitely stronger in aperture, but some of the editing tools (like curves) is stronger. i'm still trying to find where the dodge and burn tool is. http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/lightroom/ anyways, i'd be curious what other people thought of this.