Vegas like any other NLE is as good as the editor using it. Vegas in my opion is just as good as premier, avid or fcp.. The tools are there, the look and setup is diferant. But in the end its what you do with it and your skills that make the diferance. With good skills you'll never be able to say. "that movie was edited on vegas" or "oh that guy used fcp" So down load the trial and see if the set up is one you like because thats what it comes down to.