$25 for something like Vegas Pro edit is a great deal in that pro-level editing software like that usually costs a fortune. For once the claims of ‘$600 of software!’ aren’t too far off. (Well, not for once as this is about the 4th time it’s been bundled… )
That said, I’m not sure how many people would actually benefit from the added complexity of pro level editing over something more basic like that in the 1st two tiers. There’s a much much bigger learning curve, probably much higher system requirements, not to mention Pro Edit seems to be pretty crashy (as is a lot of pro video editing software it seems).
I’d guess most people would get very similar results out of the first few tiers, but with much less time, effort and stress.
As someone who takes loads of photos/videos and then almost never has time to edit them, I’m coming around to the idea that automated tools that do an ok job are better than pro tools that you never use.
That said, every consumer level ‘Magix’ product I’ve tried has sounded/seemed great at first, and then turned out to have some kind of core functionality missing so I never continued using it.
PS/ Anyone looking for a decent video editor for free should check out Shotcut. I wish it had a better icon though