Don't buy consumer products for professional work. The home and student version specifically strips out the "Pro features". That's going to be separation tools, plugin support, print seps dialog and a handful of other things. Basically, they're trying to make sure that you can't use it in the way that you wish to use it. But, if you have to choose between that and other consumer products, I think it's still the one that will get you the farthest.