I'd gladly pay for another update. I bought FCPX within months of its first release. I think I've been given my money's worth.
Not that Apple needs more money, but maybe the Pro Apps department could use a boost to hire a couple more devs?
I love FCP, but after this many years, there are things it really should have. And Resolve has been updating with really nice tools much more aggressively. But for now, FCP is what we all prefer to use... for now...
Yes, lots of mixed feelings about FCP... hello Apple, are y'all listening?
I think when Apple introduced FCPX, once people wrapped their heads around the magnetic timeline, connected clips and storylines, and the amazing keyword organizing, it set expectations for ongoing innovation. Instead, as the years wore on we slowly got features back other NLEs already head, albeit sometimes with nice improvements. Innovation slowed though. Many long-needed features, some already in other NLEs, some needed to handle FCP's specific workflow, haven't materialized.
Meanwhile, Resolve is developing at a speed some of us had hoped to see in FCP. While FCP still has its advantages it is most certainly dwindling over time. Resolve adds features we doubt we'll ever see in FCP. A popular camera format (obviously due to a popular series of cameras) Blackmagic's BRaw simply can't be used in FCP. Going from FCP to Resolve became more common and, for more and more it makes more sense to work end to end in Resolve. There's an air of inevitability in Resolve's feature advancements whereas there's omnipresent stagnation in FCP's.
As time goes on for some of us the waiting ends and we move to Resolve. Moving to Resolve opens the door to Windows and perhaps Apple's answer is to make Apple Silicon too attractive for that switch rather than continue to invest in FCP development. As people move to Resolve and become more comfortable with it, there's a declining need to wait and very likely a declining interest to shift back to FCP even with the next innovation.
Apple's silence on FCP development exacerbates this with no new mention of their "10-year plan" with at least a promise of a "next big thing" in their video post products (FCP, Motion, Compressor).
Learning Resolve may no longer be a choice but a professional obligation if we are to deliver for our clients and that should be a great concern to Apple.