Well we've all seen the debates about which software is best and why etc - well which company produces the best software? which company (or individual) has produced the software that you can't surrvive without (excluding OS's) ??
Mine has to be www.macromedia.com - I love these guys ;)
currently am getting the whole studio MX package to try - already have Dreamweaver MX & Flash MX but now getting cold fusion, Fireworks, Freehand and of course Flash MX 2004 Pro :D
Big ass download but worth every second - IMHO macromedia is producing the best products available and are opening new areas in web-design and application development every day