JJ, even if I was an advanced amateur I would use PM over Bridge because it's so much easier to use and its tool set is more complete, in my opinion.
By the way, you might want to fill out your profile to the extent you're comfortable. It would help us help you when you ask questions, and would help us to fully understand your point of view when you answer questions or make comments by knowing something about you and your photography.
A question for you. Why do you prefer Bridge for your work at home, over PM?
I also have my copyright inserted by the camera at the time I make each photo, but leave the IPTC data empty for the reasons stated above.