Not trying to start a flame war and pray that this gets civilized/rational responses (fingers crossed...knocking wood...etc) I've been editing professionally for about a decade (done a documentary, edited a ton of stuff that has been on TV...blah blah blah...long story short 100% of my income has been through editing for over 7 years) I've been editing with Final Cut since version 2. I'm currently using Final Cut Pro 7 and haven't upgraded for a variety of reasons, which are becoming less and less (and to be honest, trying to keep up with what features are present, what features are still missing AND trying to run a business...enough to make head spin). I've been toying with upgrading. I've also been toying with switching to Avid (which I purchased a year ago but haven't really delved into...largely because of the hassle of keeping my software and hardware compatible with it). And now I'm reading more and more about how Premiere 6 could be what I would really benefit from given the equipment/codex I use. So I would really love some real world insight, based on my technology, etc. as to what direction I should be looking towards. Computer: Mac Pro, 2X 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xenon with 14GB of memory and a NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512 MB graphics card Cameras: 1 to 3 Panasonic AG-AC 130 (AVCHD standard (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)) Rarely ingest media via VHS any more but it happens. Currently I'm having to import/convert the footage to ProRes, which takes up a lot of disc space, (especially since most things I shoot are 2 hours in length...and multiple camera). So the concept of being able to natively edit from the cards...is very welcome (so points in Premiere's favor). And I'm noticing a lot of hiccups/slowedowns lately in FCP7 so moving to something new seems inevitable. I know I'll lose most of my purchased transitions, filters, etc. I've already been moving away from Motion and into After Effects at an ever increasing rate so Motion has less and less pull (and Compressor...and DVD Studio Pro...need replacements anyway) I see pluses and minuses of every system, and hate that the main reason I want to stick with Final Cut is loyalty to a piece of software I have been using for over a decade...(not to mention a computer system I've supported since the old II+...for all the love they've been showing back lately...) I'm taking advantage of the CS6 road show courses when they come to NYC but being forearmed... Thanks!