I woke to the news this morning that Apple is ceasing development of Aperture and iPhoto, and that both will be replaced in OS X Yosemite with the new Photos app and iCloud Photo Library. As a long time Aperture user I have mixed feelings about this, most especially as the functionality to be offered by the Photos app is currently completely unknown. That said, in recent times I've struggled to find time for my photography hobby, and I'm lucky to launch Aperture a couple of times per month.
It will be interesting to see what happens, but from today's announcements it is clear that the current of Aperture will continue to be supported on Yosemite, so I'll have time to assess the Photos app before deciding whether I move to it or need to consider Adobe Lightroom (which I've never used).
As a photography enthusiast (i.e. neither a pro nor particularly advanced amateur), I'm hoping the Photos app will provide the functionality from Aperture that I currently use, as the idea of an iCloud Library that lets me add, edit and use photos from my computer, iPad or iPhone, especially when travelling, sound great. Just as long as the new paradigm isn't about iDevice photos only, at the expense of photos from my DSLR.