I enjoy using Eagle. Not willing to put the time into learning another tool at this time.
using another product just to be a contrarian will not get you a better result.
there is no substitute to using a product (any product for that matter) that has a large user base. any problem you run into, you will find an answer by a simple google search. there is a good reason why a product becomes widely used. using another product just to be a contrarian will not get you a better result.I use eagle.
I have found that a huge mass following will have a unanimous agreement that some common sense things cannot be done, or done easily. people take the steep learning curve because 'everyone' is doing it. then come to realize that it is not very good. but then are unwilling to waste the time invested and to get something else.
So what is the better alternative to Eagle?
Diptrace requires something called xquartz. What's that?
A question: Other than the perceived difficulty of getting on board with Eagle, does it lack any capabilities that Diptrace has?
Now everything is buried in layers of menus, sub-menus, button choices and THEN "apply" whether they need to be or not.
By your theory we could never have a new product because the 'winner' has already been chosen and you can't start with a large installed user base. PCB (part of the gEDA project) was painful to learn but much easier, for me anyways, to use. Probably because it is developed and maintained by the people that actually to use it? But then again, I used ORCAD back when you just typed an "r" and a resistor symbol popped up on the screen. Now everything is buried in layers of menus, sub-menus, button choices and THEN "apply" whether they need to be or not.
some people are just contrarian by nature and will just come up with any rationalization why the market leader is bad