Lightroom 5 is not dramatically superior to Photoshop Elements 11 for editing pictures.... To say so is nonsence!!Nonsence?
Thought I would insert a random image like the previous post.....this one used no LR or PSE editing...
Let's try not to fail civility and maintain a focus on addressing the op's concerns. Good that you are emotionally candid, but LR5 is in fact too DRAMATICALLY
superior in its algorithms, organizational capacities, and simple accessibility of the tools it offers. LR5 can also be expected to retain its utility longer into the future. Why bother with pse if one will simply end up moving up to LR5 anyway? Disclaimer: I've not used pse for several years as I found its features either not robust enough, or too inconvenient to use as a standalone. The OP can also download LR5 and use t free for 30 days to get a feel for it. I'm not so sure if the same is true for pse. Might you offer an image that you've edited with either LR or PSE?