If, by chance you're a student/teacher/professor, you should also qualify for huge discounts on some software from Adobe if that's a route you want to take. I think of the Adobe Design Collection (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, and Acrobat) as the best tool set I have purchased for my computer. I was able to justify it though, as my photography business "paid" for it. If you check out the UVIC computer store, I believe they have pricing online for student versions.
Alas, ProFantasy doesn't give you such discounts.