So. After slightly less than two years I'm giving up on Bibble, my former favorite raw processor. This is not because I no longer like their product, but because they sold out to Corel. And we all know what happens to good companies that get bought by Corel . And if that weren't bad enough, the botched the transition.
The idea was that Bibble users with a current license would get a very cheap upgrade to Corel Aftershot Pro (that's what they call it now). No problem with that, but what they did was to send out an email to all customers with full details. Of course, that triggered all kinds of sp*m filters. From what I can see in the forums, the majority of users never got the mail. So when I finally and by accident discovered that the Bibble guys sold out to Corel, it was too late to be eligible for the cheap upgrade. Now I have to pay the normal upgrade, about $70 or so, for software that does the same thing as the last Bibble version! I don't think so.
And finally, I discovered that Adobe has cut Lightroom prices by 50% and that it has reached almost feature parity with Bibble. The only thing missing is layers, and I'm not using that all that much. So that's it then. I'm moving to Lightroom.
Make it as simple as you can, but not simpler -- Albert Einstein
I did get the email, and got Aftershot Pro. I like it, it has gotten better, but still has things that drive me nuts and so I don't use it. Until they grow up and make it so you can 'modify' development presets. And have hot keys for the aspect ratio toggle, I'm afraid it slows me down too much.
Pity as it does do a great conversion job.. I live in LR, only thing I hate is that it doesn't have layers (as you said).