i have long denied to learn Photoshop and have stuck with Fireworks 8, since it worked just fine for me and i could do all i wanted with it. Nevertheless, since Photoshop is a requirement in most work ads, i decided to get some tutorials from Lynda.com and learn the application. After the first 10 hours of tutorials i have realised that Photoshop does kick @ss and is soooo much more advanced than Fireworks. I do still believe though that it's too much of a pro application to be used everyday by anyone other than graphic artists... what do you think? is it just a matter of Fireworks for web and Photoshop for, well, photos?