As an avid Quixel fan I was sceptical of substance designer. Not because of the results you get from the substance suite, but because of the ease of Quixel.
Now, after playing with painter I still prefer Quixel, however Designer is something totally different. Being competent with the UE4 material editor I picked designer up with no issues at all. A few nodes had different names so it’s an issue of finding the correct name for the nodes and boom….
These are the results of my first two days at using the Substance Designer.