with v8 around the corner, i'm wondering how everyone's personal history w/ photoshop goes. which version did you start out with? which upgrades were the most important to you? are you buying into 8 right away? personally, i first used photoshop 4.x my freshman year of college. after screwing around with it enough on the school network, i bought a copy and upgraded to 5.5, 6.0 and bought a bundled version of 7.0. i think i owe photoshop a lot. it got me into using computers (specifically macs) for creative work, which eventually led me to the business i currently run. each upgrade seemed good, but the jump to 7.0 permitted me to start using OS X full time and that had the biggest impact on my work flow of all the upgrades. how about you?