Encore a good choice for authoring Blu-ray videos with complex menus?

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I currently use FCP X for editing videos of live band performances. I have been dissapointed in Toast Titanium for aurthoring the resulting Blu-ray videos because of the limited menu options.......I will often have 30 separate videos on a Blu-ray disk (one per song).
I am considering buying Premiere Pro CS6 to obtain Encore because I have been told it provides more complex menu options.
(1) Are you happy with Encore for aurthoring Blu-ray videos?
(2) Would I also need to buy After Effects?
I ask the 2nd question because I have watched an excellent "Authoring with Adobe Encore" tutorial here:
http://www.precomposed.com/tutorials/products/pro_motion_menu_kits/Encore_Authoring/
These folks offer some nice looking Menu Kits
http://www.precomposed.com/products/pro_motion_menu_kits/
but they use After Effects as well as Encore.
Thanks for the help.
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For your #1 question, you might want to go to that forum http://forums.adobe.com/community/encore