No other free DAW can really beat LMMS. I started off using LMMS because it's all I could get my hands on. Turns out it really isn't that bad. Similar to FL Studio. You don't get much sounds or synths from the get go though. You'll have to look for LMMS compatible VSTs and such. All in all you can do just as much in LMMS as any other DAW, you just got to put in 4 times the time and effort which is the downside. Once I get the money I'll jump to Ableton Live but until then I'm keeping it simple.
I literally couldn’t afford FL studio at the time, but It actually wasn’t that bad, cuz of one of its included synths are actually really good quality. It’s soundfont player is something I used a lot which found out that they were multisampled instruments. However My 2 unreleased starter songs “Number One” and “Party never stop” we’re horrible sounding, but I only used tripleoscillator which is not really that good... I still use it at times with my FL studio.
I found LMMS on the internet, and it was really nice, after finding out how it worked and such. I want FL Studio, but this is what I have so far, but it's amazing! There isn't much else to say except that the native instruments are very malleable, so I could make lots of sounds!
LMMS is the easiest to use free software DAW I've come across, and it has plenty of built in instruments and support for VSTs. Super easy to write most forms of music in this beast. The only major drawback is that it does not yet have a built in sound recording feature.