Last Saturday I finally got my copy of the Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium from eBay. This software is costly, so I looked for a good opportunity to acquire it. My edition includes Photoshop Extended, Illustrator, Acrobat Professional, Flash, Fireworks, Dreamweaver and something else that I never heard of before. I mostly need Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash, the rest is not very relevant to me.
First impressions are good. I never was a fan of Adobe products but CS3 is suprisingly good. For example, Photoshop Extended open faster than Photoshop Elements. I am not sure how it can be (Elements is supposed to be lighter). It also consumes less memory, opens files faster. Interesting fact is that Photoshop's user interface did not change since mid–nineties: still many scattered windows, still small ugly fonts. But on the other hand people are used to it, so changing it may cause certain invonvenience.
In overal I am very satisfied with the purcase. I got it for a good price and all professional possibilities are now open to me.