Slight background: Started on the Adobe platforms about 6 years ago with dv editing and got it down very well and about 2 years ago I was able to work with my school and use Avid Xpress DV w/ Mojo and have a rough idea of this editing suite (I have a lot more knowledge regarding it now). This was all on PC mind you, but I would consider myself an intermidiate video editor looking to hit Prosumer end of the spectrum. Now on to my debate, since I have worked with Avid before I have an idea of this product's power and a big draw are the Avid features and ridiculous amount of Codecs that you can use to encode. Avid Xpress Pro is available to me for $295. I also have Final Cut Pro sitting there and its only $150 with what seems a to less expandablility and less to grow on (if you take out upgrading to Final Cut Suite 5.1). Since I haven't worked with Final Cut much, I have to ask any of you who have worked with FC or both FC & Avid to give me your opinions. I'm not just cutting together family movies or youtube things, some of this will be TV play. So please give me your honest opinions as I am definitely already leaning towards Avid for many reasons.