Originally Posted by Ohayou
Just to expand on my previous post: Final Cut (current rev aside) went from being the underdog used by amateurs to being irreplaceable for low to mid-level budget films to being used by heavy hitters (like the Coens) to cut award winning films.
Of course now things are going back to PC's because of the issues with performance because Mac's aren't allowing you to use all of the cores of your processor to edit, while PC's are.
And even still, I think FCP is used more now than it was before because Apple sold the idea that it was better, not because it is better. There really isn't anything FCP can do that Premiere/AE can't do. It has just gotten to be more fashionable over the last 5-10 years.