Yeah, I tried building it from source some time ago. Gave me some compile problems, so I ended up abandoning it. But, it's since matured rapidly, and is actually included by default in such professional Linux distributions such as 64 Studio
, and a few other specialty multimedia production distros. Most every Linux distro out there has it available for installation.
I suppose my problems with it were simply the results of early adoption, and the fact that the ebuilds for it hadn't made it into the Portage tree. Also, it has some really crappy dependencies in Linux (wxWidgets are a PITA!), especially since it can't handle unicode whatsoever. But, Windows users won't be affected by all that.