I caved and went ahead and sprung for PSE9. I wasn't sure if my pal was going to be able to snag me CS and I'm one of those "instant gratification" types!! We'll her hubby dropped off CS the other night (DOH!). I just got it loaded and have decided that other than it being WAAAAAAY easier to load actions, I think I just prefer PSE. I may play around with it some more, who knows.
For my edit I kept things fairly simple. A nice crop and I ran Pure's Spring Blush action (tweaking the layers just a bit). I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!
I think I'm going to start playing around with textures next!