There has been some chat around the blogs and forums today about an apparently very powerful plugin for Adobe Elements called Elements XXL.  I searched GZ and didn't find it referenced, so this heads up may be of interest to some.  It can't be new, because it is up to version 2.5 but it seems to off a lot of added value for US$50.  I've never used Elements myself, so don't have an opinion, but it seems to be well reviewed.