Well, I actually take a different view. Why not learn the newest technology if you can?
That's definitely a good view. I agree with you, but if it suits the person's needs and is what the person can afford. I always look at the situation at hand, and the pros and cons of it.
I've spent thousands of dollars on software in the past and practically own every piece out there. I upgrade to latest versions ONLY if the upgrade is going to benefit what I can make use of. Sometimes, I don't upgrade because it will not serve any major benefit to what I'm already doing.
Like some software's upgrades are just that they added an FTP program so that you can upload the files to the server directly, added more to the 3D rendering features, etc. Since I already use WS_FTP and would not need that function, and since I don't do 3D work, that wouldn't be a need, so in those cases, upgrading would be a waste of money for me.
Thus, I look at the situation at hand and if it will prove to be a major benefit and worthwhile to spend the money, then I'll buy the newest version.
case, I saw "cost" as his major factor, so for the price and for what he can do with it (because Fireworks 3 can still do much of what he needs for the Photo editing, website graphics manipulation, slicing, etc.) that was a good deal for him (aside from the deal he will get from you, of course
I have Photoshop, Corel Photo Paint and Fireworks and I have used all (but favor Photoshop and Corel Photo Paint). I would have told mussavcom to go with Photoshop, however when I looked at all the prices on eBay, they were well out of his reach. Even the newer versions of Fireworks on eBay where somewhat expensive for him, so I figured Fireworks 3 for that price will do the job. *edited
- Anyway, all is solved, because he will get the latest version for you now, anyhow. Everybody happy?