When I started to work with graphic design in 2010, I started in a print shop in a small city in Brazil. Back then Corel Draw was the “must be” in all the print shops. I had to learned Corel to be able to work in the print shop, so this was the first vector software that I was getting in touch with.
Adobe Illustrator was present only in big advertising agencies or “high-end designers and illustrators” and also one of the requirements to use a software like that was to have “a powerful machine”, let’s remember this was 10 years ago, so for a print shop in a small city, a really good machine was not an option, and if everyone in the same tree uses Corel WHY change to Illustrator and have toons of headache? So, Corel remained.