I’ve recently been learning NewTek Lightwave & also refreshing my Adobe InDesign skills. A heady mix! Lightwave seems stable & fairly intuitive to use. The rendering is very impressive both in quality & sheer speed; I rendered one of my complex animations as a 80-frame 800×600 .mov in about 20 minutes, and the quality was outstanding. In InDesign I’ve been constructing a 4-page newsletter; mainly as an exercise to try to clear out my sloppy InDesign habits (there are drawbacks to “learning by playing”). InDesign is a joy to use; you can see how people are going to come to love this app in the same way we love Photoshop ; because it lets us do what we want.