Filter Forge is on sale. 70% off
Just a heads up, FF is on sale, $44 for basic, $74 for Standard, and $119 for Pro. Their FF4 pre-order upgrade is also on sale.
I'm up in the air, personally. I have no desire to create filters atm. All I'm really looking for are ways of creating seamless textures from scratch (not via photos). I've seen this can do seamless textures, but I'm not sure if it does it the way I'm looking for. The seamless texture program I was looking at, Seamless Studio, was pulled due to conflicts with the recent version of Adobe Air, and I don't own Illustrator. =/
I've got the trial downloaded, so we'll see.