Editing is like a puzzle that has better solutions, depending on who is piecing the video together. I know this because when I first began editing, I blamed myself or the footage from other shooters when the final edit came out lackluster. What I neglected to admit was that the pace and flow of the edit comes from the way the edit is pieced together.
This can be from the way the music is intertwined with the cuts or the variety of shots that are used in a sequence. Both of these must be exceptional for an edit to be great.
Don't be afraid to try different types of edits. Try different types of shots such as combining close up and medium shots in a sequence. The next piece I write will deal with the types of shots that can be used and why it is important to get them on a shoot.