Really not sure what you’re complaint is, or what you’re ranting about.
Bootstrap Studio has a browser demo so you can try it before you buy. If you try it and don’t like it, then why buy it?
The Bootstrap Studio home page explains very clearly and honestly what the program does, and what you get.
For a one-time charge of $59 (which is ridiculously cheap), you get software with lifetime updates, 16 built-in templates, free web hosting, e-commerce abilities, smart forms, animation features, a lightbox gallery, Google’s webfonts, a huge online library of user-made components, numerous icon libraries like FontAwesome, built-in CSS, SASS and JS editing, you can import existing websites and connect external software like Photoshop, Illustrator, Visual Studio and others.
The Bootstrap developers are incredibly responsive to user requests and suggestions, and I’ve seen at least a dozen ideas I had suggested get incorporated into the program over the years. This sort of interaction with users is practically UNHEARD OF these days. They fix bugs faster than any other software company I’ve ever seen, and they are constantly updating and improving the program.
I’ve been using computers since the late 1970’s, making my living with computers for the past 25 years, and specifically with this software for the past five years. I consider it BY FAR the best piece of software I’ve ever purchased. It’s paid itself back to me more than a 1000 times over.
You stated that you, “haven’t used it in years.” So not being familiar with the current incarnation, your first act is to come here to the forum and bash it?
Maybe you simply need to take the time to read the documentation, watch the videos, and learn how to use the program? There are many hundreds of people in this forum using BSS every day to build websites, and we’re all quite happy with it.
(BTW - Adobe software is subscription only.)