Initially I played with Carbide Create, but I quickly found it limiting (even for basic CAM operations, the lack of support tabs makes it a bit frustrating in actual use). I did the free hobbyist license for Fusion and watched a few hours of tutorial videos and made the switch to that. It has a learning curve, but honestly its pretty user friendly for drawing and modeling once you understand the methodology, and there are extensive tutorial videos out there for it. I would download it and watch some basic drawing tutorials and see how well they click for you. Drawing the part is 80% of the work. Once you can draw something setting up the CAM part is fairly easy.
Caveat, I'm a longtime AutoCAD user, which may have helped. TBH, Fusion works so differently than autocad that aside from broad concepts I didn't find my previous knowledge that helpful. If I have something complicated to draw I sometimes whip it up in AutoCAD and pull it into fusion to extrude into a 3d shape and set toolpaths, but after a bit of use I actually find Fusion very well suited to drawing and do that much less frequently. Especially since Fusion can work in a relational way (you can set variables and then use them as dimensions, which makes tweaking the part very easy later on).