There are many that like Sony Home Studio. Two or three versions ago I picked it as my primary NLE and went to work. I admit that I picked it because of a Fry's promotion where, with a Sony promotion, I got it for about $15. It ran great on a Toshiba i5 laptop with 8 gigs of RAM. After about 6 weeks, it refused to load. It kicked out errors about "permissions". I worked on it for a month with multiple installs, downloads and googled for answers. I tried contact with Sony with no response. In desperation, I gave up and bought Adobe Premier Elements 9 and started learning it. I was, and still am, thrilled with all the great learning resourses and integration with Photoshop Elements and Lightroom.
A month of Premier Elements use went by and I got a email response from Sony saying I needed to "change users" or "create a new user" on my computer and re-install. It may have worked, but I never tried it. It seemed weird that I would have to log on as a new user every time I wanted to run one program!
The real temptation now, assuming version 13 would work better on my new i7 computer, is to see what the CUDA/nVIDIA performance would be like.