Speed and Stability needs to catch up to Davinci Resolve and Final Cut - you are WAY behind!
Premiere and After Effects are in need of a massive performance and stability improvement this year. For the past 3 years now, Final Cut Pro has been benchmarking 8-16x faster in rendering and playback than your product. That's just the start, try Davinci Resolve - even FASTER than Final Cut! At the rates Adobe charges for a subscription there is no excuse for this, whatsoever.
Re-prioritize performance over gimmicky bells/whistles and get Premiere Pro and After Effects performance with GPUs back in the game on par with your competition that all charge FAR LESS than you. Davinci Resolve has made its way into the hands of tens of thousands of your user base in the past 6 months with the release of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K - as a free complimentary download (with professional license for 2 computers each)! Thousands of us are learning Davinci Resolve, and are gearing up to dump you if you don't get your act together like adults and work on what your clients have been paying for and expecting of you - performance and stability ON PAR with your best competitors. We're running out of reasons for why we should be paying you vastly more than your competitors for TRASH performance by comparison. Get it together, Adobe!
Daniel Evans commented
YES!! THIS NEEDS MORE ATTENTION! I have a GTX960 8g of Ram, and I can still barely edit a 1080p video because it's so painfully slow to edit. I've proxied all files to 560p and I don't even add effects and it's still painfully slow or even crashed on occasion. Please, please speed it up with things like rendering in the background, etc.