I just recently got my hands on a new (to me) 8 core mac pro. Until now, I have been using final cut pro X on a 24 inch iMac. Well my mac pro presently doens't have a OpenCL compatible graphics card so while i'm saving some more cash for my card of choice, I decided to dust off iMovie and give it another whirl. Man iMovie is just plain clunky after you have gotten used to final cut. I'm no pro editor but the money for my new graphics card cant come fast enough. When imovie 9 was new(and then 11) I bragged to anyone who would listen how slick iLife was and it was totally worth ditching windows for. I still stand by that statement, buy after experiencing Final cut pro X I can't go back to iMovie. I'm nobody's pro editor and half the stuff Final cut Pro can do I will never need, but the stuff I do need is so much better than with iMovie. I have been spoiled by being able to get strait to work with out having to wait for complete file to import. Trying to figure out which clip I want to use is dirt simple with the audition function. Then again we are comparing a 300 dollar piece of software to one that I got free with my first mac. It is insanely expensive (some where is one those old school cats that remembers how muc final cut studio used to cost who is laughing at me), but just like a mac pro, totally worth the money spent.