I like Aperture. I am not “religious” about it. But I do not like hearing that LR is sooooo much better that AP and that “real” photogs only use LR. But then again, I do not know for I am not a “real” photog and I have never used LR (or not long enough).
Pixelmixture had this great post a while back on how AP3 was the “it” once again. Sure, it points to some flaws, or missing features, but these are nevertheless outweighed by Aperture refinements.