That, coupled with the fact that no new MacPro has been introduced for over a year, let some to believe that it was the end of the road for professionals on the Apple platform. Some moved on to Avid, some to Premiere Pro. Maybe a few even 'came back' to FCP X, to give it a second look and maybe because the alternatives were equally frustrating.
In India, has it become the successor to FCP 7? Probably yes, or probably not. The exact number of FCP X licenses is not easily available as it is only sold online through the App Store. Further, how many people who bought it are actually using it in India is also hard to get a hold of.
Apple released 4 updates to FCP X in this past year. Features like XML import and export, video out and others were added. So has this made FCP X better and more usable? Here's a look at where FCP X doesn't work out, and where it probably shines.
For actual day to day experiences, there's a Facebook group called 'I honestly love FCP X'
and a Creative Cow forum on the FCP X debate 'Apple FCP X or not'
If outputting to tape is absolutely essential, then Blackmagic's Media Express Utility and Aja's VTR Xchange allow you to capture and playout to tape with insert. So you can simply export from FCP and use these to output to tape.