Yes. I own the basic Pattern Master Boutique module.
To answer your specific questions:
1. It has a wide variety of styles. Even so, with everything I have made I have had to do a fair amount of altering on the details - cuffs, pleats, godets - but no more than I would do on a commercial pattern. However - the program includes an editor so all of that can be done on your computer. Even if you have to draft an entire piece I think it's easier to do on screen rather than with paper and pencil (but that may just be a reflection of my techie-ness.) You can see exactly what designs they have by downloading the demo from here
. It will do everything the actual program does except save and print. You do have to register but I have never gotten any spam from them.
2. Yes. However, you must make a sloper first and getting the measurements right for that can take quite a bit of fiddling. For complicated things I still make a muslin. Depending on what needs to change from there, I will sometimes alter the paper pattern I have, sometimes alter the file and reprint.
3. I bought it on sale for $150 but even at $200, it would be worth the price - for me. I sew a lot and I sew for a lot of different people who are all different sizes. If I were only sewing for myself I don't know if it would be quite as useful. I don't think that the results are better
than what I'd get drafting by hand, but for me it is definitely faster.
Things you didn't ask, but I'll mention anyway!
1. The program is not hard to use but there is a significant learning curve. If you don't like playing around with apps it's not for you. If you are comfortable with things like Illustrator though you shouldn't have any problems.
2. The program assumes a fair amount of knowledge about patterns and sewing.
3. The customer support is outstanding. When I've emailed or posted a question in their forums I've gotten almost immediate responses. A couple of months ago when I was having trouble fitting a sloper, I had an exchange of about 6 emails over the course of two days. And this was not a problem with the program mind you - this was my own cluelessness about measurements and fitting.
4. I've downloaded the demos of some of the other modules but am not convinced that they are worth the extra cost. I have drafted men's wear and formal wear from the basic PMB. If I sewed a lot knits, that one would probably be worth it. But I don't so it isn't.
5. If you do decide to get it there are two tips recommended by EasilyAmewsed
that I found to be hugely helpful. When printing out the pattern, use legal size paper and use a glue stick to put the pages together.
6. This thread has some additional discussion. It is what convinced me to buy the program two years ago: