I don’t disagree entirely, but it depends a lot on what kind of stuff you’re trying to make. I find that vcarve, although well suited for signs and engraving, just isn’t much help when I’m trying to build parts that fit together. I need an actual CAD package. That it’s got CAM in it (really great CAM, by the way) for free is icing on the cake. Meshcam seems to be able to come up with a workable toolpath for pretty much everything I’ve thrown at it, but doesn’t offer the same level of control as I can get out of Fusion. It’s not for everyone, and it’s certainly not where I started. I wouldn’t recommend -anyone- get started with Fusion. BUT, when you run out of capabilities elsewhere, it has them, and works quite well. There are -extensive- tutorials (for a lot of things) on the autodesk site and they focus mainly on how the tools work, not so much the projects themselves. There are some really good ones on youtube as well (Lars, NYC CNC are two of my favorites) for lots of different kinds of projects.
Again, I wouldn’t recommend anyone use Fusion as their first dip into CAM with a new SO. Parametric modeling is awesome, once you learn how to manage it well (just like writing code, it’s not so much the code itself, but how you structure). It is a great tool once you start getting into the kinds of projects that Carbide Create or VCarve just aren’t built to do. It’s massive overkill for projects like simple engraving that can be done much more easily with other tools. It’s not where I would start someone that is new to a CNC router.