Generally, all I ever do with video is open a file, cut out a relevant clip, fade in from black at the front of the clip, and fade out to black at the end of the clip. I can do the same sort of thing to an audio file in Audacity pretty much with my eyes closed - it's very intuitive. You would not BELIEVE the heartaches I went through trying to find a video editor that would let me do that simple sequence of tasks quickly and intuitively. IIRC Openshot was where I finally ended up, as it had the least painful user interface of the half dozen or so tools at my disposal. :D
I guess I could've checked off "Ubuntu", but I don't like the desktop environment there. I'm about evenly split between Xubuntu (work desktop and laptop) and Ubuntu Studio with a bunch of extra apps (home desktop and several laptops).