So much potential for its value. Don't let the price tag scare you.
Designing patches couldn't be much more easier than this. Just select the module you want, and drag cables to connect input to output. Layout is so straightforward. Everything you need to know about the synth is written nicely and precisely within the PDF manual. I'm using at least 4 instances of Fathom for layering in each of my production because of its versatility.
Also, the developer is an awesome person, kind and attentive to questions. You will not regret picking this up.
If you still have doubts, try out the fully functioning freeware version (mono).