Like Kirk we looked at several other design programs but felt like Pro Landscape was the best fit for us. I have not even used the 3D portion of it - but I love the Planner program for full topical view designs. It saves a ton of time to be able to get a plot plan from the home owner and drop it into the program and already have the home, pool, prop. lines etc.. in place. I also found that there were a ton of people using it which makes it nice in sharing tips and tricks. The Pro Landscape forum is also very helpful for troubleshooting.