i've read somewhere that they have already earned more money with fcpx than with fcp7 over the same time period. so it seems to be the better business-decision for apple to stay with X. i hope we'll get back some real "pro" features in the future (like edl), but having seen the sneak peak at the new mac pro, i doubt it that they really care anymore about the needs of the professional community...And hope Apple makes a really good business decision and return FCP to what it was.
I've read similar opinions about FCPX on this forum and I have some experience editing using FCE (which is close to FCP), and I'm just curious as to what it is about FCPX that makes it less desirable than FCP7? Have gone back and forth about what NLE to use (between FCPX and FCP7) when I get my MP (5,1) -- right now am leaning towards FCS (because I want FCP7 + the other programs). Though I will say that I like the fact that FCPX can use more than 4GB RAM...And hope Apple makes a really good business decision and return FCP to what it was. A powerhouse Video Editing Platform. I abandoned ship due to Apple abandoning us. FCP X IMHO was a waist of time. The professional editors that I know love FCP7, X however was so confusing and so UN professional that I had to go to Adobe Premier. The companies I work with used to use FCP. Apple had the best NLE on the market. Hands down. It had the potential to remove Avid as the top dog, if you will. So to answer your question. Wait and see what Apple does. I can only hope they realize their error and return FCP to the powerhouse it once was.
Its one mans opinion.. Take it for what it's worth.