It would be silly to write a full review of a program as complex as Dreamweaver after only one day's use, but here are some first impressions. First, the best feature of Dreamweaver, that comes close to making up for its many many shortcomings is that it writes nicely clean code. Let's never forget this. Having said that, my first impressions of the CS5 version are largely negative. 1.) The installation process is very unpleasant. To be sure, the annoying activation process is now automated (but since the Deactivate command has been removed from its former menu, how do you deactivate it to switch to another computer). But the installer does not automatically transfer Preference settings and user-created Commands from an earlier version, you have to spend a frustrating amount of time setting it up manually. That's how I spent a good deal of my afternoon today. 2.) The interface cries out for improvement. Why, for example, can't the user assign keyboard equivalents to self-created Commands? And, although Dreamweaver has been Unicode-friendly since CS3, can't it do somethingas simple as automatically inserting curly quotes and em-dashes. So far, I haven't come across any interface improvements whatsoever. 3.) At least one of the bugs that has been in Dreamweaver since CS3, if not even earlier, the one where your type font will inexplicably be replaced on the screen by another one, is still alive and well. I'm waiting to see others resurface (for example the one where highlighting text doesn't make any visible difference in the way the screen draws the text in question). As you may guess from my remarks, my site is very text-oriented so these are the kinds of things I notice. If you use Dreamweaver for other purposes you'll probably have your own list of pet peeves. Now, all the kinds of things I have listed combine to suggest a kind of contempt for the end user on part of the developer. That's way too easy an attitude to develop when you have no serious competition. It's good that Adobe doesn't have a similar monopoly over making cars, or our highways would be littered with corpses. That why, like many others who have written reviews in this series, I'd drop Dreamweaver like a live grenade if a good rival product ever comes on the market. There's another consideration, too. Steve Jobs may rail against Flash all he wants, but as long as Adobe enjoys its monopoly on page-design software it's going to run the table when it comes to dictating web standards. It can use its software to push Flash all it wants, and it can drag its heels forever in putting out software that can handle HTML-5. I. m. h. o, Apple, Microsoft, and any other corporation which wants to see Flash discarded as a web standard needs to put out page design software that breaks this monopoly. That might have the effect of making Adobe wake up and start putting out much better products than this one.