I'm still playing with this new program and only using the trial version till I'm sure if its the right one for me. I am finding though that it is VERY quick to complete a page. Also if you take into account what you usually pay to develop your photos into the cost of your layout I guess it's not that bad.
Here's another layout I just completed in around 20 minutes and with only the VERY basic tools and supplies you get with the trial version. Not too bad huh?