This popped up in my email today. Looks like Avid is finally fighting back against Final Cut Pro.
http://www.avid.com/US/specialoffers/sp ... nt-Pricing
$295 for Media Composer for students, plus 4 years of free upgrades.
I like FCP as much the next guy, but most broadcast TV stuff still cuts on Avid... and Avid handles multiclips a LOT better than Final Cut, in my opinion.
This is a good deal... it may be worth checking out for some people.