I've been in video production since 2001. Currently I work at CRM Studios Louisiana as a Videographer/Editor.
My early days of editing? Cutting tape to tape on DVCPro and BetaSX. Now I'm spoiled with my NLE. Just finished a 15 minute short doc a few weeks ago. Can't imagine doing that tape to tape, lol!
Replace Clip From Bin... I use that all the time. And today just learned how to create a composition in After Effects, mark it as a template, and then adjust the text in Premiere. That is going to save me a LOT of time.