What do you like/dislike about MuseScore in any regard?
This one is specifically for people who have tried other scoring software in addition to MuseScore.
I've started on MuseScore because it was what I could afford at the time (free is always the best price!) and I've tried Sibelius and in terms of functionality, MuseScore blows Sibelius out of the water. MS isn't perfect yet most common, useful, and essential features are clearly visible and are easy to figure out how they work. I can tell there's a reason why many starting composers pick up MuseScore and that's its ease of use. The Palettes menu is a genius idea. Most everything you need is right in front of you.
The main problem I have with MuseScore is little things that add up and take up time. The main problems are usually formatting issues. While Sibelius fails at functionality, it shines when it comes to making a score look clean and professional. I was overjoyed at the release of MS 3 and the automatic placement feature but even that has its problems and scores very easily get messy. I think if the team hired an professional engraver to suggest ways the program could automatically clean up the score that would be excellent.
Often times on beginner scores you see simple mistakes like 8th note beamings that don't match the pulse, instrument groups with barlines that aren't joined, etc... Another way I think formatting could be greatly improved is if the program gave engraving suggestions here and there as you were making a score or even adding an engraving mode like Dorico has.
Those are just my noticings. What do you guys think? What do you enjoy about the program and if you use it as your primary scoring software, why is that?