Well, unfortunately, I just started to finally play around with the program like a month ago, I have Elements 8 of course. So I am still learning the program and all. The text on a path, I have no clue what that is, boy do I feel stupid :(. Guess I really better play around with the program cuz I have alot to learn!!!!!
Oh, no, don't feel stupid! PSE is a big program, there's so much to learn! Since you're just getting started definitely don't upgrade yet. Learn the basics and just play with it. I have PSE 7 and haven't had time to upgrade, it'll probably be up to 11 or 12 by the time I do, lol. There's no dramatic difference between any of the versions, it's just that the presets, the automatic stuff, the bells and whistles as it were, get better and better with each version. By the time you've learned a bit, you'll be able to appreciate an upgrade