wow someone agrees with me,,
also I remember doing my crappy cat drawings on firealpaca about a year ago and my dad walks in like "UsE pHoToShOp!!11!!1" because that's what he uses.. he's a professional graphic designer. I was an 11 year old who just wanted the cats to look like cats and for the eyes to be roughly symmetrical. he insisted, and went through all the trouble to get his licence on my computer and what do you know! I had no idea what I was doing and I hated every minute of it, no matter how much he tried to explain. my brother also hates me for using firealpaca, but he says "JuSt UsE sAi!! and I respond with "tell me one thing that you think only sai can do" and ill immediately do the thing he said (FAR easier because firealpaca is a blessing) and smugly look at him. I know trying other programs is important to see what you like, and I have tried sai, but its just.. firealpaca without a) antialiased lines (which I ALWAYS use), b) gradients (I think.. there might be somewhere) and c) all the dumb brushes you can use in the background to look cool, such as star, leaf, thorn, flower and the classic, firealpaca (its literally the logo repeated as a brush) and all of these have multiple versions and are easily customisable. also krita just doesn't work I hate it.
I have been getting more into traditional art too (especially since I got a free sketchbook and actual good art supplies on a school trip)
(wow I just rambled for no reason)