While I have heard that LR is the way to go these days some often say that Bridge does the same things. Well that is true. While it does the same things. LR does so much more and so much better. I recommend that you go to Julieanne Kost web page and view her tutorials. It will surely give you a speed lesson in LR. The work flow is by far much better.
So if you are holding out ...take the plunge and download your free trial and work along with Julieanne and see for yourself. I'm sold!!