Macworld has taken Aperture 1.0.1 for a spin and
they like what they see, for the most part. It seems like the phrase 'diamond in the rough' might be the best way to
describe Apple's latest prosumer app. There are lots of bugs to deal with, a sluggish interface, and some RAW concerns
that may trouble someone looking to plunk down $500 on some software.
However, with that said, Macworld finds loads to like about Aperture as well, including the robust organizational methods that Aperture allows you to use.
I'm sure lots of use would like to take Aperture for a test drive, but Apple hasn't released a demo version. I wonder why not.