CD Graphic Suite 2017 Photo Paint 2017

Add me to the list of disgruntled CD photo paint users.  Cut out lab keep crashing.  I've tried to work with CD support level 1, 2 and I think 3 to no avail.  They just advise the developers are aware.   I pay a subscription and seem that whatever portion of my subscription pay is applied to photo paint is a total waste and merely a gift to CD developers.

I am not a trained graphic designer and a self taught CD user.  Is there another software comparable to photo paint and somewhat user friendly?

Thank You