I use studio one
I find it like you say packed out?
But there are plenty of video lessons for the parts you want, so you can go straight to them without having to go from the beginning.
I personally prefer to upgrade my interface to the newest version than the daw?
Because I still have not investigated the full potential of artist yet?
I have just upgraded my interface to a studio 68c with that you get studio one 5 artist?
It seems to have a few more drag and drop options has far as I can see so far?
I find all daws challenging if I need to do more than just record?
Hope this helps.