CorelDRAW is a nice, all purpose suite of apps that provide a great introduction to digital designs and, for amateur and pros alike, can offer a lifetime of good use in the hands of someone who is NOT "tooo lazy" to learn how to use it.
And that might be the problem. To learn Corel's entire capabilities, it takes time and practice to master. And, if youi DON'T bother, then what is the point of spending ANY money on the software. (trust me, you will quickly tire of the demo if you really start liking what it does)
Illustrator is the industry standard because the pros who know how to use it find that it's more arcane functions are much more useful than Corel's. It's THAT good and well worth the price. Corel is cheaper and I DO recommend it for someone who wants to learn. But, the simpler the programm, the fewer functions. Even then, CorelDRAW is pretty powerful and will still have a steep learning curve.