Don't get me wrong, I love Paint Shop Pro (and will keep around for a while), but it lacks a number of features (like proper CYMK support, which GIMP doesn't have either) that look like they won't be added to the feature set any time soon. I've come to the conclusion that it will be much easier for me to make my graphic novels (two 100+ pp books) using Photoshop. The new version seems to have some sort of 3D capability. I currently have access to old versions of Fireworks and Manga Studio as well. The version I'm looking at has the following applications in the package:
Photoshop CS5 Extended
Flash CS5 Professional
Acrobat 9 Pro
Adobe Bridge CS5
Adobe Device Central CS5
Version Cue CS5
I know I'd be using Photoshop, and probably still using Fireworks (so easy to add speech ballons and text with it)) and maybe Illustrator (never actually used it) as well. The others, well it might be nice to have them anyway, but they're not essential (though I always wanted to muck around with flash).
What do you think - is it worth the investment?