We also make product demo videos, so we rely on Premier as well as In Design and Illustrator for other tasks.
We are an e Commerce company, and our designers spend a lot of time shooting, cropping, and cleaning images for display of products on our website, so heavy use of Photoshop.Also with that big of a jump I don't think you get an upgrade price. CS5 has content-aware fill, which cuts dust spotting time significantly. An 8x10 scan can exceed 2GB, however, so CS5 was a big upgrade for me.CS5 on OSX is also 64-bit (you can work on larger file sizes, helpful for LF scans). On Windows, CS4 is 64-bit but of course doesn't have content-aware fill. CS3 was so long ago I don't even remember what was on it.(all were i Mac G5s running OSX 10.4.10) On this one machine, Illustrator would not update to 13.0.1.I’d already given up on Adobe Updater, so I was running the downloaded standalone Illustrator update. In reading this thread, one line jumped out at me in the Console dump above: Renaming the “application.sif” file inside the Illustrator application allowed the 13.0.1 update to finish. Rename or delete it and try running the update again. CS3 is really an exceptionally solid release, but Adobe seems to have completely dropped the ball on the installer.