Politely I say (I am not trying to get into an argument). "Current", I guess, is a matter of perspective. For you a 3 yr old machine may be antique. For me, supporting 28,000 desktops and over 600 servers worldwide, a 3 year old machine is current. We just can't replace that many every couple years. Enough said.
My home desktop is a DELL, 3GHz Pentium®, 512 MB memory, and an old (from your perspective) NVIDIA GeForce 5200. I've just downloaded the latest driver from NVIDIA (ver. 93.71) and will install it in the next day of so. If that fixes the EMC9 hangs and screen smears, then shame on me!
(But it doesn't cover the - won't install with a domain administrator acc't problem I have on my laptop).
And again politely I say: the spec's on the EMC9 box say this: "For DVD slideshow authoring 1.4Ghz Pentium, 256 MB RAM". So my system exceeds those requirements.
It has no requirement listed for a state-of-the-art video card. All my other graphic tools work fine, Photoshop, Arcsoft, Movie Maker, Photostory3, etc. For a $70US off the shelf product aimed at the general consumer, I expect a more stable and universally useable product. Just my humble opinion.