[...] a single-user license for Tiger is only $129USD and offers a ton of great and useful features over 10.3. Buying licenses for those other three apps would run you ~$255USD.
Granted you're running non-beta software in the end, but considering you're now looking at moving between 3 apps instead of one,
Photo Mechanic integrates the workflow so that it is almost as if you work with/in only one app.
are $120 lighter in the wallet, and miss out on some of the tremendous tools Tiger brings to Our Kind, I have to say my vote goes to Tiger+Lightroom.
True, Gabe. But older Macs can't make full use of Tiger's capabilities. So new (Intel)Macs are required. That ups the ante for me by a couple thousand.....!
And with Leopard announced, I think I'll get my new Macs not before Xmas.
So, until then, I'm quite happy with that 4 app combo!