So I ran out and bought the latest version of CorelDRAW the day it came out. Boxed copy, not just the download.
What's the fancy new feature that convinced me to upgrade? Non-destructive effects! I've been wanting this for over a decade, and they've finally added it. I can't wait to use it the next time I'm drawing.
...of course, I almost never have time to draw lately, but that's a wholly different problem, right?