Photoshop Elements 10

I have left Picasa for PS Elements 10.
It is sad in some ways...yet after years of happy, free usage I have hit the Picasa ceiling and need more. The learning curve seems big right now; however, I know the rewards will be bigger.
In order not to run back to the comfort of Picasa I won't let myself even open the Picasa program...what takes me seconds to do in there is taking me much longer in PSE. Yet the only way that I will learn the program is to force myself to use it. 
Because of all that I only have one photo from my time yesterday at my favorite beach and the glooming spent at Isabel's Christmas decorated plaza. 
Patty...this one's for you.