I'm pretty lucky I have Adobe Creative Cloud through my school. But I am quickly growing more and more frustrated with it lagging and crashing. For a while I've played with Luminar 3 and 4 (which I got with Humble Bundles for super cheap) for a while, I never really used them because LR was working so well.
Well times have changed. I picked up Luminar AI, which I was familiar with, and excited after seeing the demo stuff. Now, it doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it has sped up my workflow. The only kicker to me is the loading between images that happens. I get to the results I like