I thought it might be worth comparing Photoshop CS6 Beta to Elements 9. I’ve loaded up similar setups in both.
You can see clearly that whilst CS6 owes some likeness to Elements 9, it is a brand new interface. You can clearly see the there is a Bruce Willis and Jerry Doyle look alike thing, but next to each other you can tell the apart quite easily. However I always thought Jerry did have his own unique charm and is not just a poor mans Bruce Willis. In PSE 9’s case it is Project Bin. A feature I will scream from the hills for in Photoshop CS6.
For a proper good look at the good stuff from CS6 Beta, checkout Bjango’s run down.