Like you, I started with Finale 2.2 in 1993. I made the switch to Dorico the day it came out. While it didn’t do everything at first, things quickly grew into the program.
FInale is very buggy, crashed frequently on my machine, and all around became what seemed like a band-aid, upon band-aid, upon band-aid.
I dread opening Finale, and with Dorico I seem to work so much faster. I was fast in Finale, but even more so in Dorico. I am switching all of the publishing companies literature over to Dorico, and aside from the initial score setup (players, instruments, titles, etc.) I am so much faster (almost half the time compared to Finale). The initial setup takes me a little longer in Dorico than it did in Finale, but once things are setup they just seem to work. No extra fiddling around.
Plus you have a VERY dedicated staff that want user feedback, and help out with feature requests, and issues. About 4 years ago I had to complete a project in Finale. Finale crashed numerous times at graphic export and printing. I left issues on the forum only to receive e-mails every 4-5 months with someone saying they had the exact same issues. No help from the staff, and no sense of concern for the user experiencing issues. Dorico is 100% different when it comes to that.