CAD isn't a cell phone, yet
In his DeZign Stuff blog, Matt Lombard explains why we can't understand the marketing jargon of some CAD vendors (*koff*Dassault*koff*). The tl;dr explanation is that these companies aren't marketing to end-users but to upper management. Read his article here, please: https://dezignstuff.com/why-technology-companies-have-a-hard-time-selling-complex-ideas.
It’s certainly always fascinating for me to watch the blank looks of Solidworks users at Solidworks World 3dexperience World as Dassault execs ask in vain for applause for their high-level pronouncements. If they were politicians, they might be tempted to ask for a better class of attendee.
Mr Lombard mentions how terminals-attached-to-mainframes fell away quickly in the face of a computer on every desktop, but I also recall the brief rage for all-in-one software (LibreOffice is a vestige of the era). He notes that we want individual tools that work best for us. For instance, I use PaintShop Pro v6.0.2 from 2000, Atlantis which no one has ever heard of for word processing, long-abandoned-by-Qualcomm Eudora for my email and reminders, and if I am forced to use Word then Word 2007.
He talks about being us having become accustomed to subscriptions by being locked into monthly cell phone plans, although here I argue that we can switch carriers for cheaper plans, as the underlying system is identical <-- this is key. I suppose the work done by the ODA in making Revit files and libraries available in any CAD package is step towards a similar arrangement, though one that is taking years to complete.
ODA plans the same for proprietary MCAD systems — Solidworks, Catia, Inventor, NX are first on the list — but this too is years down the line for fruition.
We have come a long way from the 1980s, when we were so isolated in our CAD islands that we actually asked why would anyone want to translate a CAD file, to wondering today why any CAD file isn't available to any CAD package -- even as CAD vendors try their darnest to lock us in financially.
So, all I can advise is to stick with the old software packages; the software industry is so mature now that new functions are more akin to fishsticks than freshly-caught salmon.