I have been doing some work with students at school on illustrating active words. This has given me an opportunity to explore Affinity Designer for the first time. I am finding the software very flexible. Where it scores hugely over Drawplus is in the layer management and in the ability to switch between vector and pixel personas. I do miss the autotrace options in Designer. I can still go to Drawplus and there are third party Bitmap to Vector programs online. However, it would be good to have all the tools in one place.