I've been waiting for the new release of Hitfilm for ages, but unfortunately the new features completely miss the target for me:
A good upgrade for filmmakers maybe, but still just too far behind the Adobe curve for motion graphics, even with Creative Suite CS5 which I am still using, with almost nothing new in this area in Hitfilm 2017, so no purchase this time either.
Roll on Hitfilm 2018 - hope the new features include the motion graphics community next time round. Cash waiting ...
I hope the rest of you get something from it!
UPDATE: text handling
The text properties of AE are a good start: http://tinypic.com/r/m0m13/9
UPDATE2: Text handling
Also, the only way to set the size of a text box is by entering pixel dimensions. It needs to be scalable using selection handles.
Also, from memory as I've uninstalled the demo now, I can't remember if it was possible to change the font of a text layer without entering the text and selecting the text first. If so, this isn't great, and it should be possible to change the font of a text object via the Properties panel.