Should be playing D&D instead
You can accomplish the same with a brush pack download for Photoshop (or GIMP) and some layer effects. Just takes a modicum of know-how.
What is it that CC3+ mainly brings to the table? The artwork?I've got CC3+ with a lot of add-ons. You can do it cheaper with freeware like GIMP. Once you get past how the basic mechanic of CC3 works, I find it easier to do the basic map in CC3+. But the final touches are better done with GIMP or Adobe Creative products.
I guess he's going where the market is. If I'm looking for a quick map to drop into something, I probably want something small, so it makes sense. If it's going to be big, I'm either going to do it myself, or use a published product.I think his maps are getting smaller. 5 room lairs in the most recent releases. You might be able to shout at one end and be heard at the furthest point.