I used Final Cut Pro 3 through 7 and on the way I dabbled in Adobe Premiere Pro version 1. Since FCP's move to version FCP X I've signed up to Creative Cloud and I hope to make the switch to Premiere for good. I also want to learn After Effects and Photoshop, but Premiere is my first priority.
I'm in a race against time to learn the CS6 tools. My product is due in 5 weeks. Of course I can use the software reasonably well without any training, but I'm the kind of guy who likes to do his homework. It'll be the difference between "pretty good" and "wow".
The ...classroom in a book series sound awesome, since they were produced by Adobe, but it looks like the final version of the Premiere book is expected to arrive July 10.
What's my best option here? Should I subscribe to the Creative Edge program just so I can get a "rough cut" of the CS6 version?
Here is a good place to start:
If nothing else, you can run through the 3+ hr 'New Features' course and make sure you're familiar with everything at a high level.
What he said.
Also, there are plenty of tutorials all over, check around the Adobe TV site and video2brain stuff as well. That's enough to get you up and running at least.