As it was stated before, making applications act "similar" doesn't
turn out in "familiarity", but in a percepction of incompleteness. The
most our applications looks like others, the most former users of
other applications will spot what's missing, perceiving differences as
When I switched from GIMP after almost 15 years of Photoshop the first
reaction was the same. I wanted GIMP to behave like photoshop, because
I considered Photoshop's the right way of doing things.
Now I'm glad it didn't work that way, because it forced me to
understand that I was using a different program.

In the future I'd love to see even more differences.
Who knows, maybe a node UI instead of layers, for instance ;-)
Moving in that direction, imho, would stop this endless and pointless
flamewar about GIMP vs. Photoshop, and people who moves to GIMP would
be doing an informed choice instead of seeking a free-of-charge
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