The best editing advice I ever got was from my first employer/mentor, who always said "The film will tell you how to cut it."
That idea infuses my work to this day.
I began in film, moved to linear video editing (I cut ten years of a PBS series on two VCRs), started non-linearly on Avid, then Final Cut, and now Premiere.
The hardware doesn't matter. My strength as an editor is an instinctual sense of "what does the audience want to see, right now?"
In other words, it's always the film talking to me, telling me how to cut it.