So I have the good fortune of having bought Aperture 1.5 (through a reseller at discount...not Apple) last week along with my first Apple computer (iMac). I haven't had a chance to really dig into it yet...but was wondering what are the strong points of Aperture. I know elements has some editing options (background adjustments are my main concern) and from what I can determine...those options aren't in Aperture 1.5??? Unfortunately, it looks like Apple has replaced all fo the 1.5 features with the 2.0 features on their site so I can't go through the old videos. Long and short...I know Aperture can do an adequate job for an amateur photographer wanting to do extensive touchup work. However, from what I'm reading on 2.0...one of the new features it has is the "retouch" brush that allows me to remove minor things that pop in photos. Since I have 1.5...should I go ahead and buy Elements 4.0??? Also could wait for Elements 6 next month. Sorry for the ramble...thanks for the help!