I'm brushing up my Avid skills after 8 years away, and I'm finding it really frustrating. A big part of this is me needing to get back up to speed. But I think a part of it is endemic to way Avid thinks. Point in case - you can only remap keyboard functions to the shift key. Straight up, I've gone from being able to map 11 functions to a key to being able to map 2.
I've no doubt that once I get my head back into the Avid space, I'll get faster, but I'm not sure I'll ever lose this feeling that I'm editing with one hand tied behind my back.
I think the fact that FCP 7.0.3 is such a good tool in so many respects has made the initial disappointment of FCP X more keen.
We all knew that a re-write from the bottom up was needed as FCS3 was starting to show its age but the fact that Apple got so many things right, is the cause of much of the grief here at the Cow over what's missing from FCP X.