You know my very little enthousiasm when it comes to adding more and more learning curve in the chain, so I'd like to avoid evaluating too many softwares and that is why I make this call to the Avid users.
Avid is extremely keyboard driven. You can
do a lot of things with the mouse, however if you do so the software (workflow) is actually slow. So there is indeed a learning curve...
It maybe also depends on how much audio editing you will do. Audio editing is not exactly a strength of Avid. Of course you can export the audio tracks as OMF files and import it in professional audio editing software if required.