I have CS3 right now and would love to upgrade for CS5. BUT...there are times when I have to save a file as CS 1 or 2 in order to email it to someone else so they can use it. I'm worried that all the great new features and effects will not translate and just fall apart when I save down. Is this a problem for anyone? It really is the only sticking point I have. I'd upgrade right away if there weren't any issues (like with the transparent gradients for example). Any input would really be helpful!
Have you tried the trial version of CS5. CS5 hit the shelves today so you can download a trial version and see what backwards compatibility options there are.
I second that, go for the trial!
I didn't even realize there was a demo. Thanks for the heads up!