Originally Posted by v5v
I know, right? By now users should KNOW that Apple is utterly CLUELESS about how to manage product updates! They should know that just because Avid and Adobe and every other software vendor they deal with manages major rewrites without screwing their users is not a reason to expect Apple to have any competency whatsoever in that regard. Apple forges its own path, and when it comes to major software revisions, that path involves stripping features and functions until they can figure out what they're doing.
Here's what Apple has done with both FCPX and iWork, they were given a specific date to release the product, and since they are both complete re-writes, they simply didn't have all of the features ready to be released. Now, in the case of FCPX, they felt it was better to release a product that hit most of the prosumer market while they spend more time on the higher end pro features, since Pros don't typically replace a major application immediately. They told everyone that there is a re-write from 32 bit to 64 bit and the functionality that was missing was going to take a little more time, but they released a product to at least get familiar with what they felt was a better overall work flow. Apple made good on their promise and some of the people that are brand new to NLE weren't used to FCP 9 so they just liked FCPX without being stuck in the shift in mentality. Those that actually spent time learning FCPX and waited patiently for the feature enhancements, they got used to it and are happy with it. Some editors have expressed they love FCPX now and won't go back to FCP 9.
Now, with EVERYTHING, anytime someone uses a high end application, there are people that use various tools for certain things. In a large production film, they have lots of different editors doing different aspects of a film and it's very likely that out of all of the people involved at various stages, they could be using FCPX, AVID, Premier, Sony or maybe something else. It's rare when a big movie release does everything on only one s/w app. Obviously, there might be various apps that are better suited for different specific capabilities, so a NLE that only uses one NLE app is probably going to find themselves not always able to get work. If I were a serious NLE editor and always wanted to work, I would have every app available and always be willing to use something new. It's the nature of that type of business.
Now with iWork, they are giving it away for FREE. Plus, it's not a big deal to continue to use whatever you are using until they add the features that haven't yet been released due to a re-write. Once they add those features back, there will be other features that will be added over time and once it's 64 bit, it won't need to get a re-write.
All of this bitching and complaining isn't going to get them to add the features any faster and they aren't going to hand out $$ because they left out some features on a FREE product.. They have released about 2 weeks ago an explanation and why you are STILL complaining about it shows your just really diving deeper into being silly.
Seriously, what they did is NOT SCREWING the user. If you think that way, then you shouldn't be using a computer. By your way of reasoning then all companies that make s/w and h/w are screwing the customer.