i love the hundreds (literally) of actions that you can do or add on to photoshop element. not sure how mds2 will compare. when i first stated digital i had a program call "scrap explosion" (?) and quickly found it to be very limiting.
i am a terrible organizer, at everything. photos are no exception. i just have a file with photo i want to scrap someday. i am pretty picky what goes in there because i know i will never get around to doing 1000's.
with my husbands photos i have thought that once i get a book done, make a regular page with a pocket and include a cd with all that i could not get scrapped before i die!