no way. sure. diex.
If you're good, you just need yourself.
Why do you want to be the prom king so badly, anyway?
Prob, how good are YOU?
Well know designers use free software. You just don't know the right ones, obviously.
If you focus only in the tools I promise you that you will never be a well know.
The images you produce have way more influence on your reputation than the particular tools you use but using different tools might help you develop a unique style and method.
Maybe it makes you special?