One of the fun things about going back to school is the challenge of learning new things. I love technology but would also tell you that I have a "experimental", "intuitive" approach. That means I don't always learn by the rules but rather by trial and error. I remember when I first learned Dynascape in a landscape design class. Our assignment was to complete 6 geometric drawings. I worked endless hours on the assignment and finally got each drawing to look like the assignment sample. My instructor was impressed by my tenacity but quickly showed me a "simpler" approach. Well the same thing happened in Illustrator. It was a fun program and as one friend said "very - NOW". I've downloaded the 30 day trial. Not sure if I'll add this to my computer. Guess it depends on whether other classes will also utilize the program.