Great post. I have already mentioned this link and lots of people have viewed it. The Izzy Hyman tutorials are incredible and FREE! They will bring everything into focus very, very quickly. I don't think you are right with the 12 to 20 months part. I think in another 30 days people won't even remember there was any problem with FCPX. The public has a very short memory.
Just look at any newspaper. Today a politician can be caught with his hand in the cookie jar and a month from now he is receiving good citizenship awards.
HAPPY CANADA DAY!
As you can imagine Izzy Hyman's course is in great demand and his server could not handle the requests for the download zip file.
Actually I doubt you really need the zip file at all if you have footage of your own in iMovie.
I have watched the first 11 videos now and have had no trouble making sense of what Izzy is explaining.