Spent about 2 hours familiarising myself with the new release of QGIS 3.8. Honestly I like it more than ArcGIS. ^_^
It certainly helps to have knowledge of ArcGIS. It makes it easier to figure things out knowing the GIS tools that I'm looking for. It was only a matter of experimenting with a different user interface.
Booted up QGIS and started loading datasets. These are 2012 datasets, so I'll download newer data from the open data portals soon.
I love how fast QGIS 3.8 is compared to ArcGIS 10.6. Datasets refresh very quickly and I familiarised myself with 3.8 much faster than previous versions of QGIS.
I do have five years of GIS experience now so I'm not exactly fumbling around in the software anymore.
I want to move my mapping workflows from ESRI to this product and finally ween myself off propriety mapping software! ^_^