I honestly have to say I like Photoshop way more than illustrator. If it wasn’t for things like “scalable vectors” I would have dropped illustrator like a hot potato.
Image manipulation is my thing, and I love it even more so when I use Photoshop. Hand illustration is my thing and I love it...until I use illustrator. It’s so buggy, laggy, and limited.
With Photoshop I feel free, and it rarely crashes on me no matter how many layers I stack on top of layers. Illustrator on the other hand crashes like clockwork if there are too many layers, too much details, etc. I am reduced to doing my most detailed work on Photoshop when I can’t be bothered with the constantly crashing illustrator.
The worst part is when illustrator crashes when I need to save, or can’t open the massive file I recently just saved. At first I thought my PC was just weak, and used 4 different high powered computers (from friends of course) with much better specs (more ram, faster processor, and the like). There was no change. Crash, crash, crash, crash, crash!!!! Freeeeeeezeeee!!!!
The sad part is that illustrator has some great features that photoshop does not, but the constant freezing, and crashing has me running the other way. I have a serious like-hate relationship with Adobe illustrator at this point. In the meantime I’ll be using an alternative for vector art while adobe support figures out the issue.