Yes, but everything has a learning curve, how big that learning curve is depends on where you choose to push the envelope. Been here since Hype 1.5 and still learning, and there are people on here MUCH further along than me.
I tend to try to creatively maximize the use of standard features that don't require coding, and you CAN go a long way with that. I know I will most likely have to go there sometime.
( I spent 20 years in race cars, and the reason we won was because of how we took the builders car and applied dozens of little 1% improvement tweaks here and there (within rules of course, well, we sometimes caused them to write new rules LOL,(
Its kind of the same thing) It's a tool, and the Master will always do better than the student until the student becomes a Master by experience.
At what point does an app become bogged down by the weight of its own features? Like anything Adobe?
I would suggest dropping the $99 and test driving it if you are that serious and it sounds like you are.
But it can't be a 24 hour process for you to learn the items on your list. Or for one of us to give you a quick 5 minute course on each one of those items.
Do I sense that you are on a short deadline here? Been there, done that, and bled for it. But I didnt have to the next time I had a similar project, so.........
We are lucky that we CAN take Hype and code in addition to it, so look at it that way.
Additionally, I think almost all of these questions can be answered by searching topics on this forum. Not trying to be a hardnose.