I don't know why I'm so resistant to the idea, but I'm not a Photoshop guy... For what I do, I just can't see it as something to invest a lot of time in. Now down't beat me up --I know a lot of professionals swear out by it, and with good reason. But for someone like me, It's really just too much. I actually find myself getting more distracted by all the features, than I would just using Sketchbook Pro.
Most of the time, I'm trying to learn more about laying out a scene, posing the characters and bringing it all together to make a composition. Granted, I'm nowhere near being able to do all of what I just said --but I think it's easy to get caught up in masking levels, channels and all it's amazingly useful features. But when it comes down to it, none of this is going to make me any better at drawing. So I've decided not to pursue photoshop. Instead, I'm going to concentrate a little more on drawing and using tools to help me ink what I draw. When I can sit down and draw a comic page that really leaps off the page, then I think I'll be ready to spend some time learning the ins and outs of Photoshop.
Many thanks to my Sister for teasing me mercilessly about digital drawing.