I'm sick of this stupid age old debate from lazy kids not wanting to learn Photoshop. The fact is it will take you as long to learn either as the core tools are similar. Photoshop is THE industry reconised software, and it is more feature filled, stable, better interface, better support, i could go on. And furthermore, i think Photoshop is probably easier to learn because the amount of tutorials easily shadows those of gimp, and of better quality.
Why do people look for the early shortcut but find themselves stumped in the long run. I suggest doc you just delete any threads of this nature in the future, because its like Mac vs windows, the only people that post them threads are mac supporters, and they are never gonna change sides in a hurry.
Morning rant over, time to open, o yes, PHOTOSHOP.
War does not determine who is right- only who is left.