I've gotten by just fine with Elements 4 for editing my photos, so I've never upgraded to the newest one. I've found that every time my system has BOTH Reader 9 AND Elements 4, Windows XP freezes the next time I reboot.
I thought it was Reader 9 by itself, but I've actually reformatted my hard drive and started over. The most recent time, I already had Reader 9 working fine, but it crashed again when I installed Elements 4. I recovered XP to before the installation and tried again. Same thing.
Any ideas? I'd prefer to avoid buying a new Elements, but Adobe harasses me constantly if I don't upgrade (or it does it automatically).