I have not used the latest Corel package, but have used previous versions and have found them to run a little short on the tools side. It has been a couple of years, but I'm looking at them as Adobe's changes in Marketing and Sales are not acceptable. Corel just sent an invitiation to upgrade to Paintshop Pro 6 for C$60, so may check it out.
Recent college course where LightRoom was a mandatory. Nice piece, versatile. But has a lean towards importing it's own file arrangement system, unlike Bridge which will use whatever you tell it to. Lots of good adjustments built in that you would find in later versions of Bridge and PS Raw. Some good adjustments and labling tools that will allow you to do a lot of work that you would do in PS.
I'm starting the Advanced PS class next week, so still married to Adobe for a while.