3.81 Build 1550 (Jan 23, 2008)
I was using it a lot but it seem to fail to deal with unix-style files starting with dot (.foldername or .filename). This is one major down for me (and one star off the rating). Made some icons ones that can be found at - http://www.sanusart.com/graphics.php page.
2.4.3 (Jan 23, 2008)
It's only natural for users defend their favorite programs.
Regarding GIMP - it is not made for people who want to use it as picture cropper or photo re-touching only, nether individuals who'd like to start dealing with graphic design. GIMP is complete tool kit for any pro, semi-pro graphic designer that sticks to one goal only - to design something from scratch and the best thing that I see in GIMP, is non-automatic process of creation e.g. 'styles' of "photoshop" and such. Everything you create is totally in your hands and you have full control over the layers, what assures uniqueness of design.
After some 1-star reviews of this software it is obvious that you need some skills and raster graphic orientation (and basic phisics knowledge too) for better layer manipulation.
The bottom line GIMP is capable to do anything Photoshop can do with some additional uniqueness in the process. I have both and use both depends on the results needed to achieve.
It is not nice of people to write a bad review of a program that they've fail to use because of their laziness or lack of knowledge or purpose.