I'm an award-winning writer/director. I also do a bit of producing, editing, and shooting - I believe in being as versatile as possible in our increasingly-digital world. I'm based in the Midwest, I love playing complicated board games, I drink a lot of chocolate stout, and I eat a lot of pizza.
Ron, be sure to hit us up with your FCPX review and perspective once you have it written. I'd be really interested in reading it/possibly covering it here.
Totally respectable stance, Swested! I hope to someday feel comfy "coming back home" to FCP.
I posted this on a different comment, but he might want to focus less on the tech and more on the technique. The easiest tool a student can use to learn technique, the better, perhaps?
Ben, I tend to share your pessimism. That's why I really haven't put much time into Motion, though I do think it has it's strengths. I'm going to miss Compressor, though.
Robert, on your first point, I did note in my post that Ric's video was geared for students/educational institution, and not professionals. So if 100% of his video is old news to you, well you watched at your own peril. But I'm with you on the fact that he should keep in mind the need for students to learn troubleshooting and media management. Likewise, I share your opinion on FCPX.
Hey AP, maybe it's worth doing a return, then re-buying? If you're past that cutoff, yeah I'd definitely write them a sincere letter. Couldn't hurt.