I used a friend's copy but I would pay full price *IF* I where a proffesional!
It's EXTREMELY good for the enthusiast or pro photographer which is exactly the market Apple developed it for.
If you just want to get your photos on there and quickly organise, optimise, then no it's not worth it and iphoto is the better bet
Lightroom by Adobe is its direct competitor and some people prefer that! Lightroom works on pc and mac as well which is useful
I save them on my computer and back them up onto a external hard drive, but I also print mine. Every so often I log into Walmart and print them. To me that's what you are suppose to do with pictures. I like albums.
Suuuuurrrrreeee Josh, you were not wearing your glasses. That's what they all say.
My wife use Lightroom, amazing piece of software, pricey though!! Great for organising everything and editing all in one place. We took our laptop with us last year and imported everything off of the memory cards into Lightroom everynight and then backed up to DVD every couple of days. 4500 photos in total!!