The Lectora Inspire suite is like the Swiss Army knife of authoring tools -- besides the "core" Lectora Publisher e-learning authoring tool, which is great for creating "conceptual" e-learning, you can use the embedded Camstasia tool to record screen captures and create/add software simulations. You can also use Lectora to create/add graphics, video, audio, "characters," "social" content from Facebook, Twitter, etc., and more. Lectora Inspire also comes with a subscription to E-Learning Brothers, which adds even more templates and interactive elements to the ones that Lectora already comes with. And, finally, it includes SnagIt, a screen-capture tool on steroids. (Although, honestly, you should already have SnagIt -- if you don't and decide not to get Lectora Inspire, by all means go get SnagIt....it's really inexpensive and *incredibly* useful!)
Lectora publishes to AICC, SCORM, and xAPI (as well as allowing you to publish to a format that can allow someone to run the e-course without an LMS), and is mobile-friendly (Lectora has always been html-based, with no Flash, unless you choose to add some).
Another nice feature that Lectora Inspire comes with is ReviewLink. ReviewLink allows you to publish your course to the ReviewLink server and then send a link to whatever SMEs, etc., you want to have review your e-course. It then allows the reviewers to make feedback on each page and allows you to manage and report on that feedback.
Finally, I really like the company that makes Lectora (Trivantis). When I first started using Lectora many, many years ago, I actually didn't particularly like it - it seemed quite weak in comparison to the tool I had been using. But Trivantis has done a great job of listening to their customers and improving their product tremendously over the years. A technical support contract is quite inexpensive (especially compared to, say, Adobe, which has wildly expensive and poor technical support service) and they have a pretty robust forum area for help from fellow Lectora users (as well as some user groups and a relatively inexpensive annual user conference).
I wish that it had some better basic text functionality -- bulleted lists are still a bit clunky, for example, and that I had the ability to edit vector images within Lectora, without having to use PowerPoint to do that. I also wish it had even more sophisticated Boolean logic. Also, the entry cost to Lectora is a bit high, although the annual renewal/maintenance cost isn't too bad. (But, if you decide to skip a year of maintenance and then want to upgrade later, you have to pay the full cost again, as if you were buying it from scratch. This isn't a big deal if you have a company paying for your license and just budget in the annual cost of renewal, but, for independent contractors, I could see how this could be somewhat burdensome.) Finally, although the technical support people are very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, you can't often reach them on the phone immediately -- you usually end up having to leave a message for them to call back. (You also do have the option of emailing them.)
If you want to be able to create really interactive, engaging e-learning using a fairly intuitive interface (as opposed to, say, developing in Flash or native HTML and coding your own programming), I strongly suggest that you look into Lectora Inspire. (Definitely do NOT choose a tool that won't allow you to do custom variables and actions, like most "rapid development" tools - those are good for creating glorified "page turners" with maybe a few simple quiz questions, but that's about it.)
That said, I've found that it's helpful to have more than one tool in my e-learning arsenal -- I do have Adobe Presenter and Captivate for creating certain kinds of e-learning/online presentations/demos, as well as VideoScribe for creating "explainer videos." But you'd have to pry my Lectora from my cold, dead hands! lol
I've used Lectora primarily to create product training and basic conceptual/process training. Our learners WAY prefer these engaging, interactive e-courses to the ones we create with our "rapid development" tools, like Adobe Presenter (although those do have a place when the content is simple and brief, and has a short shelf-life, which wouldn't justify putting in the time to create something more interactive). Our Lectora e-courses are usually created for new-hire programs, so they get a lot of re-use over many years, saving some instructor time and providing some variety in their learning experience. It's also useful for when new hires are hired as "one-offs" and we need to provide them with a largely guided self-study program.