Up the mountain we go..
In my early 20’s my favorite car was the VW Beetle. I had rebuilt the engine in my ’63 model with larger cylinders and a throatier exhaust system. It had one red fender and was otherwise several patchy shades of blue, but I was devoted to her. I guess I felt invested.
But when it came time to move all the way across the US, I knew she’d have too many problems hauling all our stuff over the mountains, so, sadly, we had to let her go.
Something similar happens to those who’ve outgrown their editing programs. The trouble is, we tend to stay with them longer than is good for us, perhaps out of familiarity, perhaps the sunk cost, maybe because of the rest of the ecosystem, perhaps simply fear of change.
Whatever the reason, it keeps us from moving forward as content creators.
Hopefully, this will give you a calmer way to approach upgrading as you move up the food chain.