So what is the general consensus on the "best" program - paid or otherwise? I think I've heard the most on PC Stitch and HobbyWare, so I'd guess one of those? I'd like to start selling patterns in the future so I'd like to invest my time/money in a reliable program.
Oh and question! I've seen users on Etsy with their (computer generated, not physically made) pattern previews displayed on hoops - do they photoshop that themselves or does it come as a feature with one of these programs?