Saying that Vegas is a "Premiere Alternative" is sinful and includiong it with Ulead Media Studio is even worse. I work in Broadcast Studios in London using Avid And Media 100 Suites and I have found Vegas to be equally on a par with them if not better in some areas. Premier, even premier pro and Ulead Studio are childerns toys in comparrison to Vegas'. As a PC based edit package it really cannot be compared to anything els on the market. Where Final Cut Pro is taking over the market in the broadcast world I think Vegas is also equally matched to it. Also I must add - Because its an evolution of Soundforge its sound capabilities are incredible and seeing alot of Sound studios using souindforge only backs up Vegas's credentials.