I snapped. What else can I tell you? Illustrator CS crashed for the 100th time, and I swear to you I just about lost it.
So I downloaded the “Fireworks 8”:http://www.macromedia.com/software/fireworks/?promoid=BINS demo, and I’ve got to tell you, I’m pretty darned impressed. I was up and running with it in no time. I love the ability to mix and match vector and bitmaps with such ease. It’s pretty intuitive too.
I think I’m going to invest a tiny bit of time into becoming more familiar with this funky new tool. Do any of you have any tips on where to look for high quality tips and tricks?