I just got an email where I can upgrade from PS Elements 6 to CS3 for $300 - but I have to do it by tomorrow. I also have the NX upgrade which I haven't even priced. Everytime I start NX and it says an update is available I click ignore. I really need to not spend any money on photo stuff this month.
BTW - I am envious of both your and Mike Buckleys NX knowledge. However, I have developed Adult ADD and have problems following your longer post. Thank you very much for the help.