Adobe have pre anounced a new program (still in beta) that they hope will take the wind out of Apple Apeture sales. Its called Adobe Lightroom and the free Mac beta can be downloaded from here:
(Short registration process to get it)
Adobe are reported to be working on a Windows version of the program.
It looks like Adobe have decided to make a separate workflow / editing program for RAW files rather than bending bridge to fit. They describe this arrangement as being “modular” to Photoshop.
I will be checking out the beta this week once I have gone through some urgent client work.