I'm new to video editing, and as a teacher I can get Smoke for Mac free, or CS5 Master collection for $90. I do not own a mac pro yet, but I am just as happy to build a PC and overclock.
Which is the best path to follow down ...
1. Smoke for mac, plus buy a mac pro.
2. Premiere Pro CS5 (included in Master Collection), and buid a pc and oc.