it's still that same intimidating looking program, just with less features and at a more attainable price point. And I know the layout is very customizable with FCP; just trying to think about how a basic, simple consumer might view the software. They're pretty clearly trying to take away some of that edge and make it less intimidating to those consumers.
That being said, I really like some of the features. However I still feel as though they're kind of playing catch up. It's awesome that they added the new render system though, that sounds killer. I'm definitely stoked to check it out sometime and see what it's all about.