Re: To be fair to Adobe ....
Let me put it this way, through my work I know people who run large graphic design agencies. If they have settled on continuing with Adobe subscriptions having been unable to find substitutes, then why should I waste my time testing stuff that doesn't come close to the real thing ?
Have you ever properly (or at all ?) used Photoshop and Illustrator, the two pieces of the Adobe suite to which you propose Affinity ?
I'm not doing a fanboy when I say Photoshop and Illustrator have no real competitors. They have been a core Adobe product for donkeys years and thus have been around before many of the young whippersnappers coding the "competitor" products have been alive.