I too have used Photoshop for years starting with CS. It was my main post processor until CNX2 came out. While I consider myself an advanced user of Photoshop, I found after a short period that I could get quicker and better results with CNX2 after first only using it to convert my RAW images to TIFFs. I like the idea that I can stay in the NEF, all my edit steps are saved in the NEF and all my camera settings are applied. I still use Photoshop, now CS6 Extended when I have to do special things like add canvas, do perspective corrections, combine 2 or more images or do composites, but for my day to day work, I can process most any image in less than 5 minutes in CNX2 and any time in the future reedit it if I wish. The control point technology is especially good allowing for instant masking without layers and now you can add in SW to Photoshop to gain that feature, but in CNX2 it is totally integrated as are the NIK CEP 3.0 filters. CNX2 is very powerful in the right hands.