First Thing You Should Do In CS4: Choose Advanced Workspace
If or when you upgrade to CS4, do yourself a favor: The first time you launch it, take a moment and change the workspace to Advanced. Apparently, Adobe shipped the default workspace set to Essentials, which is fine if you’re a brand new user, easily spooked by having too many features in front of you. But for the vast majority of users, it’s just annoying.
When you choose Advanced from the Workspace pop-up menu in the Application Bar (or from the Window > Workspace menu), you’ll get the features you want and need. For example, several features in the Control panel are hidden in Essentials, but appear in Advanced. (Menu customization is saved in workspaces.