make a new premiere pro, do it again- but better, now that we know what not to do.
It doesn't need to be fancy! actually... that's what most people are complaining about. Being able to queue files for export? that's nice, stuff like that can stay. but stuff like only having presets for framerates? what about reversing footage? what about that time you tried to remove h264 from the programs altogether?
let's face it- these media programs now have well over 500 addons, and... well, we don't use them. we just don't. I mean a few of them ARE useful, but for the most part, they feel like shiny bells and whistles meant to distract managers and bosses who have no clue that a good editing team can get by on the basics and their wits, and if they need an addon, making or getting one should be the users' choice. That would breed a much healthier community, and companies could simply have a folder of addons that they use to customize the base program to their needs.- or pull a blender and leave them all turned off by default, so you can turn them on when you need them, and keep some performance.
but here's my question: if these addons are so important. WHY ARE THEY NOT BUILT INTO THE PROGRAM. someone once said "do not ask questions you are not prepared to hear the answers to."... but in this case, the answer is sad reality- they either know most of these shouldn't be in the program, or they won't pay for developers to actually add and optimize features.
the biggest issue with all these programs is just...stale spaghetti code. it's been through so many updates, dragged through the dirt, made for disc releases then reworked to be an online-integrated application- it's a mess. We just need something that works, and as it stands, much of the program's old code acts as vestigial parts and tumors- stuff that's both malignant and necessary, something that would be so expensive to remove, the community at large has had to accept for a while that we were wrong to get attached to it, because if we take the important bits, the parts you learned while making it the first time, to make another one. It's over- it doesn't feel like this is going to get better again, and hanging onto it will just cause more damage.
it's time to let go. and whether or not the next program is an adobe one- has yet to be seen