I was new to video editing when i started using this program when I started using this program. I like that the program is rather user friendly, self-explanatory, and that there are several locations that i can go to for technical support/suggestions on the web when i am stuck.
I like that you can have several sequences that can be created and then joined together.
It has different buckets for video clips, sub clips, images.
Tweaking transitions and sound at first can look daunting (or at least wasn't a self-explanatory part for me), but one of the youtube videos can show you how to do these quickly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.