I new about Joomla but I'd never made a Joomla site not ever made a website for an on-line catalog.
But thankfully, I heard about HikaShop and with the wonderful support from Nicolas in the Hikari team, I had a site up and running in 2weeks. It's taken about two months to take photos of about 500 products and refine the site, but there have been no hitches, thanks to VERY prompt replies to every question. I sometime wonder if Nicolas ever sleeps.
This is a great program, very enjoyable to work with and I have not the slightest hesitation in recommending it highly.