I wish to be part of toon boom company
after the great answer of “MetalVagabond” I think there is not more info to add…
but here is mine as you requested a useful comment
I have tested all animation software on earth, (just missing celaction and RETAS is too expensive).
I played with Anime Studio since was called: “Lost Marble MOHO”
the bone system is very very nice and powerful, but you cannot draw in this software, the draw system awful!!!
now they say "New! Create authentic frame-by-frame animation"do not believe this marketing trick, slow and unstable…the new feature AS 2016 is “Copy and Paste Keyframes”…is 2016 and you do not have copy and paste keyframes?? really
The UI of the software is too old and they are not planning to upgrade it, they just changed the color…the same with the workflow…
Toon Boon Harmony only competition WAS Adobe Flash, and Adobe.inc do not care about Flash…so the workflow/UI never was a priority for animation.
if you want to work in the industry you need to learn Toon Boom, if you want to be a freelance, you can use whatever you like, but toon Boom will be a lot better, easier, faster workflows etc…Do yourself a favor, start with pencil and paper or with a wacom tablet, use toon boom harmony and start learning frame by frame animation, drawing, gesture drawing, character design, etc…
Just do not waste more time (like I did) just go straight to Toon Boom Harmony