Yay! Someone else uses it to!DRAWING: Xara X, really cheap and easy to create smooth drawings, but the exporter sucks, and no support for Fireworks.. Although I think they do make a plugin to export to Photoshop...
Xara X, simply the best for vector IMO.
Although I am a lot better since I made that pic in the first few weeks of using it and now I'm up to my third year with it...
Not quite happy with it but it shows the power of xara x to some extent.
M5 fav image tools are everything I own which includes: Photoshop 6, PaintShop Pro 7, Xara X, 3D Studio MAX, Bryce 4, Fireworks MX, Freehand 10 and Illustrator 9.
Also I favour Flash MX (Well the whole studio if you can afford it) for flash work because IMO you can't beat the original.