I'll post a full review when I get back from vacation, but let me drop a teaser by saying "Wow".
Previously, I'd done most of my black and white shots using some variation of desaturation. DON'T DO IT THAT WAY!. Ever since I switched from Mac to windows, I've lemented the loss of paint shop pro. PSP allowed me to make pretty decent looking B&W conversions, and the apply them in a batch process to all of my shots. There isn't really a cheap mac alternative that was getting me the same results
Even with PSP, I've always thought my Black & Whites lacked a certain something. Using this software, I'm able to get it in a few clicks. Kudos to NIK software on this one, I'm very pleased. I just might be breaking up with windows for good.