Someone made reference to Ad Word Analyzer as their Keyword Research Tool of choice but I'm not sure how this still stacks up with the advent of Google's External Keyword Tool now showing actual search results with numbers; in otherwords what tool do you guys use?
The one challenge I've found with Google's External Keyword Tool, even with the new added search numbers, it appears to not really tell us the competition stats on how many "search" pages there are for a particular keyword phrase. The only way I can see to do this is to first use Google's keyword tool first and get the 'exact' searches, then do a Google Search (with quotations) on every keyword phrase that has possibility to see how many page results flash up... a long job! (
Also I feel Google's tool doesn't do a great job on digging down for long-tail phrases like SEObook does. Ultimately it would be great to have a Keyword Research Tool that does all this, hence why I was wondering what other Warriors use and could recommend?