David, me too. I did, however, just purchase On1. I still have Lightroom but I’m starting to sideline it too. It is soooooooo sloooooooow sometimes I just can’t take it. On1 is slow too, but the pace of development is much faster and it is ultimately a much more capable program. As for AP, I agree: it IS powerful, especially when you consider the price vs what you get. Adobe makes you pay through the nose and AP directly competes with InDesign for a fraction of the cost. It’s amazing, really. I did a 70 page program for Easter with the beta and it performed quite admirably, even in beta stage. Unless there’s some earth-shattering breakthrough from Adobe, I don’t think I’ll be looking to them for much of anything any longer. As for computers, I’m also going to need to update soonish. My iMac was relatively well future-proofed when I bought it (SSD and 32gb ram) but the slower clock speeds and fewer cores compared to modern Macs makes me salivate for a new one. My work computer is even more anemic but I don’t have much flexibility there.
I must admit I was peeved when I hired on at my current job last august. I warned them that I was an atypically heavy computer user and would be running programs that required a more powerful machine. The tech person said, “well, I have a new Mac mini that I was going to use as a server but perhaps we can use it for your office instead.” (Great! I thought…) She hemmed and hawed and didn’t get me a computer for literally over a month. I had to bring a personal computer from home (which is inexcusable tbh). Finally get all set up and guess what, navigate to the about my Mac page and discover she dumped me with an old 2014 model that just happens to have more ram than the other computers. Gee, thanks. Now I’m stuck with a computer that takes over a minute (seriously) just to open up excel. But, I work for a non-profit so there’s little I can do until the thing truly bites the dust.