It's official: I've switched over to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3. I know that some of you followed previously my experience with testing Apple's Aperture 3 when it came out. Unfortunately, the processing speed of RAW files in Aperture 3 became simply unacceptable for me - waiting for 4 minutes for a program to process some adjustments within an image can be painful and a big time-waster as you can imagine.
I gave a try to Lightroom 3 a week ago and I edited the latest photo shoot with it. I have to admit that I'm very happy with Lightroom 3 - it's fast, intuitive and it didn't take me as long as I thought it would to learn it. Therefore, I advice to anyone having problems with Apple Aperture 3 to at least try Adobe Lightroom 3 (there is a 30-day free fully functional trial version) - you might be as positively surprised as I was.