This is possibly the most ironic of the errors that I've encountered while using Avid. Imagine, if you will, a program that crashes two out of every three times that you use it. The only program on the Mac (at least that I'm aware of) that is so poorly coded as to literally require you to reset your PRAM on a regular basis just in order to keep it running. Imagine that this program is so frustrating to use, so annoyingly buggy, that you just want to quit.
But you can't.
I hit Command-Q and I get the Mac "bonk" sound. Avid doesn't quit. Go to the File menu and choose "Quit." Bonk.
What the fuck, Avid? Of all the times that you could just crash me to the desktop, instead, you refuse to exit. You dirty, sneaky, underhanded asshole.
Near as I can tell, this is a bug that only happens in Avid 5, which is good, because no one on Earth should ever go near that flaming piece of garbage. It's the Final Cut X of Avids. I'm just sayin'.
There's an easy workaround, but it doesn't allay the fact that this is just a terribly frustrating annoyance of a bug: Close your project window, taking you back to the "choose a project" launch window. From there, click the Quit button. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
I hate you Avid. So much.