Ok, so I'm not sure if anyone has discussed this same issue already, but I don't want to look through this 32 page thread. I just tried Illustrator for the first time today after using Inkscape for a while. I like how simple it is to create curved paths to my liking in Inkscape, but in Illustrator is seems nearly impossible to get what I want. Specifically, I like to have a straight path with two "corner" endpoints, and then click somewhere on the line to curve it. Then I use the handles to adjust the curved line how I like it. But then when I shift over to Illustrator, I can't figure out how to do this seeminlgy simple task with the pen tool. I don't like to use "smooth" corners to manipulate a curve because they end up looking unnatural. Is there a way to simply grab a path with 2 sharp endpoints and curve it without putting an anchor in between them? Hopefully I phrased this question right, as it is a little hard to explain. Any help on this issue would be greatly appreciated.