I reached a skill level in freehand that makes me cry thinking of illustrator - but i have to switch since freehand was bought by adobe and not further supported by them.
So long story short here's my first tries with illustrator... more to come
I feel your pain! I still use FreeHand but the learning curve to Illustrator isn't as easy or intuitive. I'm trusting that Adobe will continue to add FH-like features to AI now that the lawsuit has been settled. Maybe AI-CC will have some nice surprises?