About the programs that include their libraries inside, if someone does that, then the users have to download a new version of that program every time that the program has a security or bug problem... and ALSO every time that the library has a security update, a particular bugfix, etc. And that is taking for granted that the developer publishes a new version of that program every time that the library has a problem (and this is not so usual, so there are a lot of those programs which are used without the bugfixes and the security updates of the libraries).
Openshot's okay, but I think it's on par with iMovie 7 or 6 or whichever version had that similar "timeline" approach. Kdenlive on the other hand reminds me of Adobe Premiere Pro, which is much more powerful. I can't find anything else that's as feature rich as Kdenlive on Linux, LiVES isn't that good, Blender's a bit on the hard side, and every other editor I would find would break on me.
I agree. I used to use Premiere but do to costs I went to Kdenlive. Needed something that was more "pro" than ones more suitable for home videos. I now subscribe to Lightworks and sometimes use Davinci Resolve's editing capabilities. But that pretty much forces me to use Window$. Resolve has a Linux version but for some reason don't offer it in Lite. Lightworks is in beta yet for Linux. I'll have to keep an eye on Openshot. I like to use scopes such as parade for touching up white balance without having to open Resolve. I have appreciated Kdenlive foremost and hope it continues.