Hi all OS X users,
if you are tired of Photoshop or Gimp X you might want to look at Pixelmator.
They made the switch to the new App Store and thus offer the ability to purchase a current 1.65 version for 29 $ and you will get the 2.0 Upgrade for FREE this late summer.
The 2.0 Upgrade has some amazing new photo retouch tools like the healing brush pushing you closer to Photoshop and it also finally has vector shapes.
I think Photoshop is still the best photo tool but for most tasks it is to slow for me thus I use Pixelmator a lot.
More info here: http://www.pixelmator.com/sneak-preview/