I can't think of a single period of time in the last 24 months where all the plugins, all the software and all the hardware I use to edit video have worked properly. There's always some kind of glitch, error, **** around or work around necessary. The advent of web downloads of apps I think has been critical to all this. I never own any cd/dvd's anymore with my software on them.
Maybe i'm looking at things with rose tinted goggles.
Decided this morning to sack the day off work, format and reinstall whole system from the bottom up...but oh...already hit first barrier...Apple app store doesn't fancy working today.