So what happens if Photos for OS X and iOS turns out to be great? As in “insanely great?”
With the demise of Aperture as an actively developed product with a future, many serious photographers have already made their choice and switched to a competitor such as Lightroom or Capture One. I am using Lightroom; but I can’t say I love it. I never really have.
Switching makes sense after Apple neglected Aperture for so many years; leaving it to be “updated” without ever adding leading-edge features such as lens distortion correction, graduated filters, nor advanced image noise reduction. When you add that they pre-announced Photos, but said almost nothing about what its capabilities would be nor what market it would serve, no wonder there was a rush for the doors.