It has been suggested by several pros that we should not rely on one NLE system in our work. If you're looking to follow that reasoning, may I suggest what I consider to the best, current deal in professional NLEs: Media 100 Suite v2.
The normal price is $995. It's is on sale for $595.
The Suite includes Boris RED, an After Effects-like tool that does compositing, special effects, titling and transitions.
What makes this Suite especially sweet is the price. Normally, Boris RED sells for $995 by itself, and the Media 100 Suite sells for the same price, which in itself is a great deal-it's like getting Media 100 for free.
But at $595, Media 100 Suite v2 blows away any current upgrade or cross-grade deal. And it's open to everyone, regardless of your current NLE, or even if you do not have an NLE.
With Media 100, you can import FCP sequences via XML. You can also export Media 100 timelines to After Effects.