I agree. I've been playing with Cinelerra a lot lately, using a number of effects, and it
hasn't crashed on me yet. I think the interface is also pretty reasonable once you get used
to it. And it can do some amazing stuff. I am using the latest version for Ubuntu Gutsy, in
a third party repo. (Last time I played a lot with it a couple years ago, it *did* have a
tendency to crash.)
I was starting to entertain the idea of getting an iMac and Final Cut Pro for video editing.
No more -- I am completely convinced that Cinelerra will meet my needs.
Some people are getting together to work on "Cinelerra3", currently just a code name, that
will be a complete rewrite. Looks like they are making progress, though perhaps not at the
highest speed. It also looks like they're trying to be completely open and make things easy
for new developers. I'm thinking of getting involved myself.