Loads of helpful stuff there when you get past the basics and want to dive into effects. I started off you Acid for music editing back when Sonic Foundry released it, so when I moved on to digital video editing, it was a natural step for me to go to Vegas. Since it is specifically designed for XP, I find it to be a really stable app on my system. Also, it just plain gets the job done and the interface isn't overly complicated. It has a nice timeline layout, and the menus all seem to be right in the place I would expect them to be in any other standard XP app. I find that with Adobe and other stuff, the first thing you have to is learn all the menu placements. Vegas also has great setups for video and transition effects, with a nice preview that accurate depicts what the output file is going to resemble. An accurate WYSIWYG display is so important in video editing.