I was a Capture 4.0, Adobe Photoshop CS 3 user for the last 4 years. However, my most sophisticated needs are only contrasts, saturation, curves, burn and dodge and sharpening. All of these were done on PC.
I have now just gotten a Mac for exactly 1 week now, after my PC died. My Leica Capture LE that I got for my M8 in Jan 2009 will not load in my Mac, even after the Mac version has been detected. It just terminates. I have been using Capture as my RAW converter since 2009 and post-processing in Adobe CS 3 that I even invested in a Gary Fong plugin for my wedding shoots (I have now stopped after 15 assignments and having paid off my gear).
I need to know:
1. If Aperture 3.0 would fit my needs for RAW conversion and Adobe CS 3's functions that I use. Anyway, I will need to buy again and assumes I will not go PC again.
2. If the learning curve is very steep for the switch. PC -> Mac was still ok buy still learning.