LR3 beta - a followup

Alright. I know it's quick but I've just spent the past hour playing with the new LR3 beta and while all the core advantages from LR2 remain, it's still no fun to work with. The interface is just as messy as before and most of the improvements - at least as far as I can tell right now - would warrant a big point update, not sure about a whole new version. I'm guessing there's a bit of marketing going on (which is certainly fair game, don't get me wrong).

What I DO like is the fact that they're being totally open about the process, allowing photographers to use the new tools and decide what works for them. This makes making business decisions a lot easier than the limbo Apple currently forces us to live in.

Things I really like:

  • The noise reduction and basic RAW rendering looks a lot better - way better than Aperture 2, which is a big deal.

  • Local edit tools seem more fluid - and the fact that they exist at all shames Aperture 2.

  • History, history, history.

Not to beat a dead horse but I still don't see myself switching to this app unless Apple drops the ball on AP3 or leaves us in the dark for another six months. Or three.

Oh! just give us something already will you?