I'm tempted to design a typeface of my own, but FontForge is intimidating and feels clunky to use, I can't afford FontLab, and I don't have a Mac for Glyphs.
Is Fontself a good type design software as of today, 2023? Or does it lack something that could be important in regards to type design?
Is it a good alternative for newcomers? I'm already 140% familiarized with Illustrator; hence, that's why it's so enticing for me.
If Windows based, you could consider FontCreator from High-Logic. It is commercial software, but very much cheaper than FontLab. The Home Edition is $49 and has all the functionality one would need.