If you have deep pockets then entertain the thought of Avid.I use FCP, I have never used Avid but out of curiosity what model would be best for Avid? I only ask because one day I may start to use it, doubt it but I want to keep my options open. Like FC I started with express and may do so with Avid just to see what I prefer. If I get really into Avid who knows what will happen. I love FCP don't get me wrong.
I personally would not go with Avid due to the hight cost.
I use it at work with a Nitrix DX system.
If you dont have a yearly support its a pain and very scary specially if you have high end clients.
I teach and use FCP.
If I had to start my own company and I dont have deep pockets, FCP or Adobe would have to do.
Avid has strick requirements.
None of the new systems fit cause they havent received one yet for testing.
Im on the fence with a huge budget to replace older Mac Pros here.
I wont be buying until I know what video cards are available.
I need something close to the Nvidia Quadro 6000