It is on sale for about $100 through Amazon.ca which makes it an attractive option. I've not had a lot of luck finding out much about the package. It contains the same basic components as Coreldraw Suite ($500).
While Adobe CS is the program of choice it is way out of my price range right now; thought about buying an older Adobe CS on eBay but even then they want too much and I'm concerned about how it would work on my Windows 8 PC. This program states it is Windows 8 compatible, I've found lots of programs (especially games) are not. Fortunately Adobe Elements is. I do have PSE 10 and Premier 10.
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I cut my IT teeth on WordPerfect 4.0 and have used lots of Corel programs in the past, including Coreldraw way back in the early 90's.