EOL 5: Finale 98 review (Signell)
Steep learning curve
First-time users of Finale can expect to invest weeks or even months learning how to drive this thing. And, unlike a bicycle, you can easily forget how to do it if away from it for a while.
Finale is complicated, powerful, and often non-intuitive in its design, although ease of use improves perceptibly with each release. Coda seems to listen to its customers on questions of interface and features.
Fortunately, the online manual takes the user by the hand and clearly walks through the steps.