I found this nice little editing program, CameraBag2. Right now they've got an enticing camera givaway if you download their program and send them a link to a photo you've edited with the program. Even nicer, you can download and use for free for 30 days.
It's quite different from Adobe. The big thing they've got going on are "filters"- look like "actions" to me- 21 of them. One click, and your photo is transformed. There are 14 quick easy borders or frames to choose from. The price tag to keep is only $29. and if you only use the features above it's a deal, cheaper than most actions I've seen for adding to your adobe product.
I've only started playing with it, and the filters were the first thing I saw, but there are other editing features. You can crop, straighten, work on color, saturation, exposure, etc. to get just the look you like.
It does NOT have any paint tools like the clone brush to eliminate or add to your photos.
Adding and subtracting are my favorite things, so it could never replace photoshop elements for me. But I sure do like those filters!