There's a well-written article “Establishing a Metadata-Driven Workflow with Portfolio 8” by Veit Irtenkauf at Digital Outback. While Veit rightly emphasizes the real value of Portfolio 8's new automated cataloguing and smart galleries, apparently small but very powerful features. Yet it's hard to disagree with his first sentence: “There do not seem to be many new features in Portfolio 8 that immediately wow photographers as must-have features.” No product exists in isolation, especially not one in a fast-maturing area like digital asset management. And after 18 months Portfolio's steps forward are small by comparison with the strides made photographers' existing alternatives like iView, let alone the new or coming choices like Aperture and Lightroom.