You do not mention the type of work you are planning to use the software for e.g.: sign making, mechanical parts, etc. Each software has advantages and disadvantages. I am relatively new but I have used Easel, Carbon Create and V-Carve Pro to cut pieces but also played with F360. I found F360 confusing while the other 3 were fairly straightforward but others who had experience with CAD design did not have any issue with the software. Easel, Carbon Create and VCarve are limited to designing 2 to 2.5D parts while F360 will provide a full 3D design. There are many other software for doing the CAD portion like MeshCam that you could also consider, the list is fairly long. Price is also an issue as these go from free to thousands of dollars. V-Carve is a very powerful software with many features, I have found the instructional series VCarve for complete beginners from Mark Linsay on YouTube to be the best to learn how to use the software. You can listen to the video and work along at the same time. I hope this helps.