What cheap/free tools do you use for 2D art and/or animation?
I don't really like Gimp's interface, Paint.NET is limited and GraphicsGale is sort of archaic. Cosmigo ProMotion looks like it could be good, anyone use it? Seems a bit pricey at $78/92 but of course cheaper than Photoshop.
I used to like Jasc Paint Shop Pro 7, but the newer versions Corel makes are more for photos.
2D Bones support would be handy also.