Great article from Bjango, as always.
Photoshop CS6 introduced an exceptionally well hidden option that changes how text is rendered.
Lurking in the darkest, deepest corner of Photoshop CS6 is checkbox and a text field that control the appearance of text antialiasing. They can be found by opening Color Settings under the Edit menu, then by clicking More Options.
From Photoshop CS6 Extended FAQ:
Photoshop CS6 Extended delivers all the unrivaled image editing power of Photoshop CS6 plus tools for creating and editing 3D images and performing quantitative image analysis.
In short: 3D tools.