Hanging around since 1991, when the best editing tool was a knife!!
As an advice or review of some kind, everything seemed to be useful and interesting in this article. But as soon as I started to read more deeply, I think that there is no banana that fits you. And by the moment I read about you covering the camera for "privacy" issues, I just not simply laughed aloud, I realized it is time to cancel my subscription to this site. For me, it is becoming useless anyway.
FCPX is the best digital editing tool in terms of ease of use and learning curve. Is a new way to work, once you try it, you will never want to go back to "tape-alike" improvisations.