Once you first start using it can seem that way, but once you get used to it (some aspects are a little counterintuitive) it's super good. It also allows you to dabble with the harder stuff if you want to.
Adobe CS2 is available for free, meaning you can get a legit copy of Premiere CS2 if you want it.
EDIT: That's in relation to Dman's post.
It's actually a bit sheddy in terms of cosmetics, but that suits me fine, I feel less bad about abusing it that way The bits on it are solid though, and it has a few nice 'surprises' that weren't on the listing... like 4 pot alloy calipers on the rear, a nice ATB limited slip diff and a billet sump. The last one I had was probably a bit less nice than this one and it could have sold 5 times over at £5k, had 3 enquiries about it in the last week
Just download which ever program you fancy from a torrent site and follow instructions on how to install it, Cyberlink Power Director is really good and easy to use, i just recently started using Premier and its way more complicated to do simple things.