I have no skills in GIS, "map-making," or any other map program. Been a county planner for 25 yrs, where there was always a "drafting" staff. I'm in another agency now and need to be able to produce basic and attractive site plans and area maps. Is QGIS the right tool? I saw on a planners' website that it's free to download, along with GIMP and SketchUP.
I need some genuine advice on this, not something impossibly technical for my situation, nor a smug brush-off.