Laser control software question

I’m using Vcarve Pro for 1F design and gcode. I’m looking at getting a laser and was not sure what laser controlling software to use, LIghtburn or Vectric laser module.

  1. Can I continue designing in Vcarve and then export the file to Lightburn for the laser?
  2. Are the laser management features of Lightburn better than the Vectric Laser Module?
  3. I guess it would be more convenient to have the design and laser software on the same platform in Vcarve or is that not an issue?
  4. I have heard that the Vectric product was not as robust as Lightburn when it was released. Has that changed since it was released?

Trying to figure this out and Thanks for your help.