Anyways, it's been a looong time since I moved up to CS2, but for performance reasons, I seriously need to roll back to either 7 or CS once I manage to dig through my junk to look for the CDs. While I do that, I was hoping to get a general impression of what people are using, and what the heck the differences were in the brush engine between 7 and CS, as well as the performance differences, since it's been years since I've used 7.0, and almost a year since CS. I'd google, but all of the hits I've gotten in my various searches cover only the photography side of things. To sum up:
1. How much did the brush engine change between 7.0 and CS? What were the significant additions/improvements to it in CS?
2. How much of a performance difference was there between the two? I remember upgrading to CS2 saw a pretty godawful drop in responsiveness and a huge jump in resource requirements.
3. Assuming I go with 7.0, is there any way to get my custom brushes from CS2 into 7.0? I've got a bunch of those that I've gotten pretty comfortable with over time.