electroflyer, Your comments on the AVID BB demonstrate ignorance and stupidity. We can forgive you for your ignorance because people close to you say that is one of your natural traits. However, stupidity, which is an acquired negative flaw in your personality cannot be forgiven. Go back home to the Apple BB and demonstrate your ignorance and stupidity there, they all miss you!
At NAB I saw that Avid has aggressive new management, is diversifying their product line, cutting overhead and continuing to provide excellent media creation tools at a wide variety of price levels. FCP 'sounds' like a threat, but is very far from a professional editing machine.
It is apparent from the majority of the posts on this board that few contributors have any idea what is going on at Avid or in their market space. And based on the poor grammar and spelling, one must wonder what level of intelligence is represented here. I would love to exchange thoughts with some of the brighter readers without having to slog through all the mindless, ill-informed banter.
I'm sure many of these individuals will now bash me before rushing off to other BBs to post more foul-mouthed personal insults and misinformation... oh, if they would only stay there. I'm afraid this is an indication of the kind of people who are driving the market crazy and making it so unpredictable. At any rate, don't count AVID out just yet. They have a strong market position and seem to be holding on to it quite well, while reaching for more.