As a long-time FreeHand user, I’ve made my peace with that program’s departure. But my serenity is put to the test each time we must pull up old Freehand documents from past jobs. Happily, Illustrator CS3 will now directly open FreeHand MX and FreeHand 10 documents (previously, Illustrator CS2 could only open FreeHand 9 files or older). This slight consolation in CS3 might help other long-time Freehand designers finally move on.
Source: We’re throwing in an extra CS3 tip each week for early adaptors. For Creativetechs’ current rule-of-thumb on when to upgrade, we’ve published a short tip: When to Upgrade to Adobe CS3?