Agreed totally - perhaps it is good enough for guitar score and piano etc.guitarrista wrote: ↑Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:15 pmSorry didn't mean to imply it was a quote - hence the singles rather than the double quotes. Was just interpreting the general sentiment.
As to complex orchestra scores - this is probably where the professional software shines - in single-voice per staff line engraving. But this is precisely not what one needs for guitar which is typically notated as a multi-voiced instrument on a single staff.
The only issue might come when somebody is making a serious effort to get their work published. Rightly or wrongly, the Finale and Sibelius are the lingua franca of publishers. They will want your score in either format, and then will tweak it to reach their standards and their house style.
Cadiz suggests that this is a matter of prejudice on the part of the publishers, but others disagree.
For most people it's probably fine, and when they reach a wall, they will at that stage ask whether something else can meet their needs.
I started on two fairly basic music programs, in the 1990s and then in the early 2000s. I moved to Sibelius when I outgrew them both, and they were holding back what I wanted to create. I suggest that people might want to discover that point for themselves, starting with the free options.