Six months on and I still don't see the light at the end of the FCP X tunnel. Here are two interesting blog posts that look at the ongoing situation from slightly different points of view, which I thought would be worth sharing (if you haven't seen them already):
After reading those blogs I find myself coming down on Art Guglielmo's side to a larger degree. Although I can see what Philip Hodgetts is getting at, from my point of view - working mostly in the corporate production arena - I don't see those pressures being so much of an issue. We certainly have budget and time pressures, but we in the corporate sector often have the luxury (and it is a luxury) of being able to exert a little more influence over our clients' decisions, and the workflow is more adaptive. By the very nature of their jobs, corporate clients don't have as much experience as broadcast producers. And nor should they have - that's why they come to us - and we can therefore guide them down the best path available for a particular project.
I wonder where this whole mess will be in another six months...
In the meantime I am enjoying continuing to work with FCP 7 and dipping my toes occasionally in the calm waters of the pool of Premiere.