Yup; he said his computer crashed and he just had a few photos left; who knows what state they were in. Frankly, photography (at least the art of CAPTURING the image) has nothing to do with how well you work in photoshop. In fact, if you require that much photoshop skill to MAKE a decent image, you're probably not a very good photographer. Might be time to take a little self-evaluation here.
Personally, I have never used PS and I agree to a point, but modern photography is now no longer just an art, it's also a science.
I hate PhotoShop. It has ruined the art of photography.
It has its place but I'll tell the story I've told before:Oh, I don't know that it has ruined photography; I suppose from a purist's perspective it has. True, you're stepping beyond what you capture, but it opens up a whole new world of taking a photo and turning it into art. I can capture an incredible shot, and make it even more amazing and help me tell the story and set the mood far better if I do just a little tweaking to the color and focus. Heck, they've really been doing that all along, they just did it with chemicals and various techniques before. It's just easier and far more accessible now.
That said, I *always* take a photo with the intention of taking a photo that stands on its own without doing any re-touching; and I do very little in most instances. Sometimes, though, I'm very thankful I can really shove colors, etc. around when I get a good image, but the exposure is all wrong.