I'm helping a friend remotely who's using Premiere bundled with CS5 Master Suite, and he told me that there's no option to export the edited video as a Quicktime .mov file. I'm an FCP user myself, am not super knowledgeable about Premiere, but am pretty surprised that Premiere wouldn't support .mov files. Is that some kind of Adobe vs. Apple rivalry to promote their own file format? Is my friend or I missing something? Apologies for the newb question.
Basic answer: your friend is wrong. I use Premiere for QuickTime import and export using Avid, AJA, Panasonic, and the 'standard' codecs. The only caveat is that Premiere will not export Apple ProRes QuickTime. It will import ProRes.
Perhaps that's the confusion. Many people (even editors that should know better) still confuse "QuickTime" with possible codec choices. QuickTime is NOT a format. It is a wrapper for dozens of different formats.