Personally, I've only used the circle and oval templates and they have served me well. I do wonder if there are other ways to use them though. Sometimes I need the oval to be longer, etc. but haven't figure out how to do it yet.
Personally, I try not to think in the shower and just enjoy the peace and hot water. However, there are a lot of you out there who do indeed come up with major lightbulb moments while bathing. Well, this is for you.
Glad to hear/see that I'm not the only one up to my eyeballs in it. BTW - how's the Ikea furniture turning out? Our store opens soon. I'm looking forward to shopping there - several months after it's open that is. I've seen the crowds that show up at new stores. Crazy!
Welcome to the dark side. :o) I too was reluctant when I was given my first digital camera. So far I have really enjoyed having it - for all of the reasons Nancy listed in her post. My only major complaint is that my camera doesn't do well in lower light situations or shots that are over 5 feet or so away. The prints turn out dark and if you try and fix them they are grainy. I know I need to get a new camera with a better flash but we're talking some $$$. My favorite feature on my camera? The video feature. I love it! Most of the time all you need is a snip-it of video anyway. Make sure that any camera that you are looking at has audio. For some reason my husband's camera has video with no audio. ??? Also, it is usually cheaper to have your prints printed in store than at home and the quality is better. You can still only pick the photos you want and the sizes you need. It's even easier now that you can upload your order to the store and pick them up the next time you're there.
I am a recent convert to 12x12 albums. The main reason I've been so reluctant to switch over was because of all of the 8.5x11 paper I had collected over the years - that was the only size when I started many years ago. I did my first 12x12 album last year and really liked having more room on the page to work. The only thing I really don't like is that almost all 12x12 albums are post bound. It can be a real circus act getting the album together sometimes.