As you know, I am a current Lightroom (LR) user . I use LR to catalog my images, sort, and make basic exposure adjustments. Up until the release of Aperture 3.0 a few days ago, Lightroom (IMHO) was the better product.... but I believe Aperture 3.0 has caught up to and maybe surpassed Lightroom.
Now, we all know that the final version of Lightroom 3.0 has not been released yet (April 2010, I believe) and maybe the final LR 3.0 version will surpass Aperture 3.0?
I have both software programs. I did upgrade to Aperture 3.0 for $99.00 yesterday. I am eager to try Aperture 3.0 out while awaiting the release of Lightroom 3.0.
Competition is good and Apple just rattled Adobe's LR cage with Aperture 3.0, IMHO.
I bet there were some "intense LR team meetings" going on at Adobe last week.
Time will tell......