I just recently downloaded and purchased PhotoShop Elements 8; Why was I not advised that PSE 9 was available, I would have purchased it instead.
Is it possible that I could get a prepaid download of PSE 9?
If you know that PSE 9 is available, you know something none of us know. Where did you see that?
I did a search for Adobe Elements 9 - Bing, and I received a link to "Adobe Photoshop Elements 9.0 Full + Keygen Torrent Download - Torrent".
Umm, that's always there. Intrepid folks who've downloaded it can tell you that it's actually PSE 8, illegal version. There is no PSE 9, not yet, anyway. It's just a way to trick you into downloading a spyware-ridden hacked version of the current version. When PSE 7 was current, the link said "PSE 8".
You learn something new every day.
If you download this pdf:
and scroll down to the Product Release Roadmap, that gives the release dates of every version of every adobe product, which should help you to make as good a guess as any of us about when PSE 9 would be likely to appear.