I'm Con-crazy... Now that AB is over, I can't wait for Dragon Con. I need a con in-between! Can't go to AnimeNext or Connecticon, and Portcon maine has like no hotels available (or they're way too expensive)... This sucks!
So yeah... Photoshop CS4...
Yes, it is as amazing as they say.
1.) It loads (and does just about everything else) faster than CS3.
2.) OpenGL features! Rotate view and smooth zooming are SO HANDY! Omg. Instead of having to draw a line from left to right, I can rotate view and do the line from top to bottom, which is easier for me with my tablet. And it helps to look at imperfections quickly. And it doesn't look all choppy at 66.6% zoom anymore! Omg, it rules!
3.) It seems to brush better. Like... Sometimes when I brush a lot with CS3, it will get overloaded and start to lag. That hasn't happened with CS4 yet.
It's a must have!