Adobe Lightroom on Notice

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The company OnOne is releasing the beta version of their Photo Raw 2018.  This version has panoramic stitching, HDR, Masking Tools, and Versions (like virtual copies in Lightroom).  This software is a non destructive camera RAW editor much like Adobe Lightroom and has been evolving for some time.  However, it has been lacking in may key features which may be addressed in their 2018 version.  

As an individual who is really tired of how slow Lightroom has become I may give this beta a go.  My first thoughts are I'll never switch but I said the same thing about digital cameras back in the film days.  It is worth a fair shake especially if it solves a problem.  

What do you all think? 

Is Adobe taking too long to fix their slowness issue with Lightroom? (it's been two years since a major update Adobe...  come on!) 

Is there room for competition in the photo finishing side of photography?

Find out more about the beta which is released for free October 6th, 2017:  https://www.on1.com/promo/live-event/  (live event today October 3rd, 2017)