It's all about volume. If you only do 100 cases, your fingers probably won't notice too much. If you do 1000 cases, you will definitely know it.
The specialized tools are just faster and easier, not necessary
(I trimmed cases for a couple of years with a lathe-type trimmer before my fingers got so tired I gave up and got a motorized unit..)
Some of these things just can't be determined from reading other's opinions. After you try something, you'll have some likes/dislikes. Then you'll read about something that's supposed to be better. You will weigh time savings against your budget, and you'll probably buy another reloading tool.