You seem to think of yourself as a professional, but that's clearly not true; otherwise you would understand that readership of LWN.net is a bunch of folks with widespread areas of interest and knowledge. Just as many reports about distributions (or, in my case, document publishing) or other application tools are low-level for those deeply in-the-know, there are even more readers who are *not* as proficient in these areas and like the introductionary presentation of a tool that they didn't know before.
If you had written such a review, those readers probably wouldn't have understood a single word. "Final Cut", "Vegas" -- what the h*ll? I have never heard of those programs, and I'm working in IT since 30 years. It would *not* have sufficed to do just such a comparison; to think so is mind-blowingly ignorant of reader's expecations here.
So, I'm glad that Zonker is writing as an author for LWN.net, and not you. This article *does* provide value; maybe not for you personally, but for us other readers. I've go an advice: If you read an article that is too low-level for you, but doesn't have factual errors, JUST SKIP IT. Posting derogatory remarks is a just a public presentation of your narcissm, not more.
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