Adobe released the next major version of its Creative Suite collection of applications for print, Web, and video creative pros on April 12. Upgrades start at $499 for CS5 Design Standard. English language versions are expected to ship by mid-May 2010.
Compare Editions and start thinking about an upgrade. However, we recommend NOT placing a pre-order. Adobe CS has a history of being released before it's really ready for the "real world" of deadlines and demanding clients and it could be several months before the industry moves to CS5.
Also note that CS5 requires a Multicore Intel processor running Mac OS X 10.5.7 or higher (sorry G5 and single-core Intel users).