Wolfie --

Which one?

I used the shareware Paintshop 3, then got into PaintShop Pro 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, X4. I had a pattern going until the last. PSP 7 is the best balance of ease of control and actually being able to paint with pixels, IMO.

Photoshop Elements 10 is faster, but I like PSP's controls better. Can't seem to stray too far.