Just read an article over at AppleInsider detailing how “people privy to private demonstrations of Creative Suite 4” have judged it to be a minor update. OK, I don’t know much about what’s changing in the other apps, but did they even look at Flash CS4???
All they mention is the new motion editor. Err…. did they not notice bones, 3D, PixelBender, sound synthesis, new text engine, new drawing API???
All of these are MAJOR new features. Any one of them would be enough for someone to get excited about. All in one release… and this is being compared to “a maintenance release rather than a complete new version.” ??? What the hell do they want?
Yes, I know that some of these are player features rather than tool features, but they do go hand in hand. Flash 10 is Flash CS4.
Others feel that CS4 sucks for other reasons. I honestly don’t get it. I think it’s just more “cool” to slam something than it is to praise it. Especially if it’s made by a big company. You know, the whole, “if it’s popular, it’s not cool” mind set. Well, go ahead, be cool and whine about it. I’m going to have me some CS4 fun!