I'm a student currectly studying media, and what can i say, Photoshop CS5 for £180! thats just amazing in my eyes, with the new creative suite out, they have only made photoshop better and easy to use. With a new UI and button layout it makes the amazing peice of software easy to use and Newuser friendly. The good thing about photoshop is that you don't have to be a professtional to understand how to use it and make amazing photo edits! Even to new users it is very simple to use and you can find tutorials online easy and free. I myself have been a follower of Adobe and all there software for years now and they are only getting better, but some people might ask "whats the difference between the different versions?" Well its simple. Its better, and thats all you need to know really, its faster, easyier to use. Better scripting of the software and more and better filters (Effects)
If your a students and qualify for the students discount, then you should buy it. Just take advantage of the amazing savings on this amazing peiece of software!