I don't think you'll find a lot in common, but there may be a few. I stopped using Avid in 1999, so I'm not gonna be the best resource.
Most fun I had all week watching a industry video. Great job, good content.
Twenty years ago, Avid MC allowed you to map your keyboard. Not just short cuts, but menu items too. So, I mapped the moves I used the most. Seemed sensible.
Since then, NLE's came in and out of my life like lovers, but my moves worked for them all. When FCPX blew up, I just mapped my moves, and we danced. When I ran screaming from that 'overly attached magnetic' girlfriend, into the familiar arms of Premiere Pro, i just brought my moves, and it was like FCP8.
So my advice to new editors, know your moves, map and memorize, and dance with anyone.
So, as I read the article and all the thoughtful comments, my personal conclusions are thus?
If you heavily use the Adobe Suite, switch to PC
If you heavily use Apple apps, jump though a bunch of hoops, or just go with the hardware/software relationship out the box.