Hi Hookie. Yes I would be happy to share my thoughts on those programs.
I had been using lightroom since 2016. I never took out a subscription so I had to stop at lightroom 6 as Adobe will not allow you to get any further updates unless you subscribe. Bear this in mind as my comments may not be relevant to the latest LR editions.
PROS: Excellent catalogue organisation / keywords etc.
Nice interface. Enjoyable to use.
Very popular so easy to talk about with fellow users.
CONS: Adobe's attitude in insisting that everyone subscribe. I refuse to subscribe to computer programs. I would have willingly paid for updates but Adobe does not allow it.
Because of this, newer camera raw files are unsupported by my version of LR.
EXPENSIVE! If you go along with the subscription.
ANNOYING to be being told to do things you don't want to do on your own computer.
There are serious limitations to Lr: no layers. Other tools are basic. Adobe expects you to use it in conjunction with photoshop. I have never owned photoshop, nor wanted to as by all accounts it is extremely complex to get ti grips with.
Capture One I have been using for only a month.
PROS: The price is very reasonable and is a non subscription. I have the Fuji version. I will have to pay for updates if I want them but that is fine with me.
The interface is a delight. Everything is at your fingertips. If moving from LR, you can set the interface to be similar to LR to start with. I did that for the first few days, but hen swapped to the Capture one default which is soooooo nice to use.
The program is very very powerful. It has layers and the ability to do things which LR could not begin to do. I have affinity also but really Capture one will do 99% of the things I need to do.
Using capture one is fast. It has speeded up my workflow by about a factor of 10. This is because the interface puts everything at your fingertips, but also because things are applied much more quickly by the program. Copying and pasting is almost instantaneous, whereas LR was always sluggish.
It has a good catalogue system and will import a complete LR catalogue complete with most edits.
It is straightforward to use. I am finding it easy. There is lots I still have to learn, but the basics are easy to get to grips with and there are excellent video to explain everything.
My photos are looking better. It seems to be able to find detail in the raw files which LR cannot.
CONS: The LR catalogue is superior. The Capture one catalogue is fine for me but could be improved. Keyywording is not as easy to organise as in LR.
There are no other cons. I adore the program.
Hope that helps.