Having used PSE 3 and Album happly for a number of years I recently upgraded to PSE 7. There are a lot of good things in PSE 7 but there is also a steep learning curve as a lot of the standard features have changed location, changed name or changed how they work. On top of this there are a number of bugs. Checking the Adobe PSE forum shows that these bugs have been seen in PSE 6 and are still in PSE 8 (one common factor seems to be Vista and multicored processers). The forum also seems to be identifying lots of installation problems and bugs with PSE8. My assessment is that Adobe are too busy putting in new features to bother about sorting out bugs. If the forum is anything to go by Adobe will have to produce an upgrade to PSE 8 soon. It is therefore my view that you should not rush to upgrade to PSE 8, wait until it settles down a bit.