I have Elements 15. I'm VERY happy with it. I use it most for photos for online selling, and publishing in magazine articles. The most used feature is Camera Raw. In Elements, outside of RAW, I use the trick of making the object I'm selling online appear to glow.
Elements is so good, I hardly ever use Lightroom, anymore.
I haven't kept up. What has improved since Elements 15?
Thank you. The improved selection tools are reason enough to turn loose of the $$ for the upgrade. Selection under 15 is a CHORE, and seldom produces perfect results. Of all the tools they could have improved, that one is it!