I convinced a friend of mine to convert to Lightroom 3. He was happy initially but has since expressed some concerns and has even spoken aloud about going back to Bridge (Gasp!)
His concerns are:
I have drilled into him that when he chooses to move photos on his hard drive, that he move them via Lightroom. Today we were moving folders in Lightroom and kept getting messages that the folder already exists. We could plainly see that it didn't.
Second issue was that when we were able to move a folder in Lightroom, all folders will "grey out" and the photo count beside each folders disapppears for several seconds and then seems to "rebuild". Very annoying.
His catalog is not on the SSD. If he moves photos from one folder to another and then deletes the empty folder, shouldn't these changes be reflected in Bridge?
Bridge and LR, I'm pretty sure, and completely independent, using different databases and files to keep track of changes. I don't use Bridge, so maybe I'm not understanding something, but I don't think changes made in one program will automatically be reflected in the other.
When you say you can "plainly see" that the folders don't already exists, how are you seeing that? I'd check at the OS level (e.g. Finder or Windows Explorer) to be sure.
Yes you can automatically update files from LR - Bridge - LR read the following link