Linux is still about choice.
The problem is that stuff like GIMP are huge, and have a lot of developers.
But dont tremble... every application has a weakness.
Let me try to analyze Gimp. IMHO, these are the weaknesses:
- Not intuitive window management (I like adobe photoshop's way more,
just to clarify though, i have adapted to Gimp, and did about 30
tutorials. Its not really a big issue anymore, but I still prefer
the photoshop way)
- No ruby bindings! (hehe thats for me, but spoken more generally,
no command line interaction like imagemagick has)
For automation, I always prefer imagemagick/RMagick
- Script-Fu: Sorry, but I wont learn a (lisp(crap)syntax)
Yes, its not the only way ok, but it simply TURNS ME OFF
That being said, I find inkscape in many regards a lot better,
but unfortunately, it really lacks some features which I
like in Gimp.
And to also state it, GIMP is a decent software
Its just not THAT perfect, and there really is not so
much HIGH QUALITY choice available (but maybe that will
change one day, i dream of a component/modular system,
where we can use our own kinda gimp software/structure)