Premier sucks ass compared to the Mac programs out there. Unfortunately you don't really have much else to choose from if you are using a PC. I have heard that Ulead makes a video editting program for PC's that is better than Premier, but I have never used it. YOu can DL the trial version of that somewhere. Search for it on google.
Try getting ahold of Avid Express DV. This program is as good as any Mac program if not better(if you know what you are doing. You have the ability to spline speed which you won't find on FCP and the keying tool is much stronger. Plus if you learn this editor, you're that much closer to learning avid composer or symphony which are Hollywood editing standards.
If you don't want to go with a cracked version of Premiere, and you have XP, try Windows Movie Maker 2 - pretty basic but I've gotten some good results from it and it's free. Check out the videos in my profile.