I just came back from a training for editing video and images with the Adobe Creative Suite in Orlando, Florida, at Genius DV. Disney creative department was next door and we got good ideas from them, e.g. creating stories with After Effects and how to smartly organize the gazillion footage files you get from a single shooting session.
Adobe Premier is the option for professional editors nowadays since Apple/Final Cut Pro dropped the Pro. But what seems to me like a very new thing that will probably set the trend is how they apply the Cloud concept.
Adobe gives you the option of accessing all its creative software for a monthly fee. You download it into your hard drive and it is yours (all, photoshop, Premier, Flash, Dreamweaver, After Effects, Encore, You Name it.) for $50/month. And you have a 30 day free trial period. Not only this, but you get the upgrades for free (or at least that is what I have been told).
Even better. If you are a teacher you can get the whole suite for only $40 or so. A great option for a classroom.
I can see this spreading fast. For software companies it is a way of making an affordable product not only for professionals, but for everyone of us interested in online media.