Well I understand companies saving money by taking out Firewire but this is getting crazy. Thankfully most of the cameras I want are still Firewire (trying to save for a pro camera), but I know a lot of people who want me to transfer videos for them and I have to go through the extra steps before I get to FC (while I kinda fear anything bad happening to my current camera). IMO, putting video onto a computer has become harder for the average person, not easier. I have been using FC for years and like many I had to find a new way transfer and get my imports to FC. Granted I have only done this a handful of times but creating new projects is not as simple, unless you started using FC this way or even Imovie. I can't say for Windows users because I rarley used Windows for Video and barely used AVID. When USB 3.0 comes out I hope Final Cut comes out with USB video import. I only say that due to the cameras not based on personal preference. Yeah I know things change and one must get used to change (just wish FC was ahead of the ball on this one) Has anyone heard about Final Cut and USB 3.0 in the future? I guess this is more of a rant then a question, but I hope Final Cut adopts USB 3.0. Don't get me wrong I love Final Cut and cameras have dropped in price, I just wish Firewire was available on more cameras. If anyone has any Info on FC and USB 3.0 I would love to hear whats going on. So far my searches have not come up with any news. Thanks.