I think what is being requested is that you do that. If the points are wrong then show the documentation that proves they are wrong. One doesn't counter assertions with assertions.
Here you go :
1. Mr. Reichmann's comment: "Firstly, it appears to be designed for future Macs. If you have a typical 2004 / 2005 generation Mac you will find running Aperture to be an exercise in waiting."
Answer: One of the following Macintosh computers:
Power Mac G5 with 1.8GHz or faster PowerPC G5 processor
17- or 20-inch iMac G5 with 1.8GHz or faster PowerPC G5 processor
15- or 17-inch PowerBook G4 with 1.25GHz or faster PowerPC G4 processor
Dual 2GHz Power Mac G5 or faster recommended.
I have worked with Aperture on a 1.8GHz PPC G5 and it runs very fast, it is not "an exercise in waiting."
2. Quote: "another problem is font size. Maybe its me and my middle-aged eyes, but a couple of hours with Aperture makes me want to visit my optometrist to see if I need better glasses."
Answer: Doing a side by side comparison of both Photoshop & Aperture the palette fonts appear to be exactly the same size as Aperture project fonts and sometimes Photoshop fonts are smaller still, for example Photoshop Layer text size.
3. Quote: "One of the major complaints against Aperture, which I resoundingly echo, is that it is a unitary database program. By this I mean that it keeps all of its files and data in one huge database. This has several implications. The first is that your entire collection of raw files, completed files, versions etc, can not be larger than a single hard drive. This is simply unacceptable for a professional application."
Answer: The same exact hard drive which keeps and has been keeping your Photoshop files can be used. In fact if you want to Aperture will duplicate your work on a separate hard drive called the Vault and you can have multiple Vaults or Libraries if you want to. In fact by using Aperture instead of Photoshop your hard drive space will increase because all versions are only 12k in size, Photoshop cannot do this.
The Vault works by creating a mirror image of your Library on an external device, such as a FireWire drive. You can connect as many Vaults as necessary
4. Quote: "Yes, I know that you can change to a different database, but what if you want to search for, compare and re-catalog files that reside on different disks? Can't do it. Bad. Really bad. Can you say "dumb design"?"
Answer: A very small sampling of what you can do with Aperture. You can view filename, keywords, version number, caption text, and file size. You can also view and enter industry-standard metadata like EXIF (Exchangeable Image File), and IPTC (International Press Telecommunications Council) information. This is all searchable, editable and indexed with a Query HUD or Search input box in the Viewer.
5. Quote: "Consequently Aperture really has little utility for cataloging images. Without the ability to catalog files outside of its own limited environment, photographers are forced to use other cataloging programs, and these are incapable of reaching inside Aperture to index its files. All in all a bad situation."
Answer: ALL metadata that is imported into Aperture remains intact. ALL inputted metadata is searchable and exportable. You can group and automate all metadata within Aperture and export it also. Aperture even contains presets that allow you to view and edit an images EXIF and IPTC data. The EXIF information includes a wide range of camera settings such as shutter speed, keywords, date and time, focal length, exposure, metering pattern, and flash information. The IPTC information, which can be embedded in a digital image by most image-editing applications, includes information like captions or copyright notices. Metadata information can also be added and edited after you import your images.
6. Quote: "I've left the question of raw editing till last. I have to say that I'm not overly impressed. Both Camera Raw and Capture One do a much better job in almost every regard, and faster to. It will also be unusual for any photographer to be happy with the overall level and variety of image control offered by Aperture, and therefore a trip to Photoshop will be necessary."
Answer: You can begin to edit RAW images immediately during the import from a camera, card reader or images in a folder on the hard drive. You cannot do this with Photoshop's Camera RAW during the import. With Aperture you can also collect images that were shot with 0-60 seconds of each other and have them organized and presorted during the import.
Aperture gives you an efficient, intelligent way to deal with large numbers of RAW images at full resolution with incredible display speed.
You can also import images using the drag-and-drop method. Open a Finder window and drag the images directly to a project in the Aperture Projects panel.
7. Quote: "Apple makes this fairly easy on the way out, but problematic on the way back because Aperture doesn't understand Photoshop's layers."
Answer: There may be processes you want to perform in an external application such as Adobe
Photoshop. Aperture allows you to edit your images in the application of your choice without having to exit Aperture and Aperture will preserve the layers from Photoshop.
8. Quote: "(Layers on files coming back into Aperture from Photoshop are flattened, though if you re-export they are still there)."
Answer: Layers coming back into Aperture are preserved. You can re-export them and they are still preserved.
9. Quote: "the Photoshoped file needs to reside inside the Aperture database for the whole system to make any sense without large numbers of multiple copies of files ending up all over the place."
Answer: Aperture makes 1 file that is edited in Photoshop, just 1, and this 1 file is placed in the Library not all over the place, and certainly not "large numbers of multiple copies of files ending up all over the place."
10. Quote: "Metadata and IPTC support is not very good, with no IPTC templates"
The fact of the matter is that Aperture ships with not only IPTC presets but also EXIF presets and you can make the presets as large as you want by adding to them or editing them.
11. Quote: "and also the inability to export complete metadata to other applications or import it properly."
All RAW metadata can be imported or exported by using Aperture and you can decide what metadata to include if you choose to exclude some it. Metadata information can also be added and edited after you import your images.
Some of the answers were taken word for word straight from the Aperture manual.
love & peace,