I wasn't sure where to post this, but as I am having problems with software, hopefully it will be OK here.
Well, I am currently using PowerDirector v8 - it's (for me) relatively easy to use and has some nice(?) features. But it is so incredibly unstable, to the point where it's not really usable. From crashes (either loading projects or in general use) to video and images being "lost" from the timeline. I really do not want to upgrade to v9 as I am unconvinced they will have ironed out the bugs over adding new features.
My PC is about three years old, and it will struggle with some software playing back preview - especially Adobe's Premiere Elements, so that is out (same with Sony Vegas, IIRC).
I would appreciate any personal recommendations for well featured editing software in the £100/$100 range that I can replace PowerDirector with - I have read comparisons (and the wikipedia page linked to in the sticky post), but my head is spinning at the moment and has me confused. So recommendations based on personal experience would be appreciated.