It would be more suitable for you to describe what services you need or want.
If you've used Nero 6 or 7 Ultra - their original 'suite' - then the latest versions of Nero's Suite (10, 11, 12 and the newest 12.5 'Platinum') have a variety of services BUT not all of the ones from 6 or 7 Ultra. Not due to a technical or legal reason, but because Nero elects not to let its customer base use what it once did. These "upgrades" are therefore downgrades in service.
But for those that want whatever Nero 12.5 offers (a lot of video-format conversion tools), then I'd explore their marketing claims and see if those are attractive.
If you want a simple burning tool, there is the free Nero Essentials 10.
I am uncertain if EVERY service in Nero 12.5 Platinum Suite has free alternatives, like the excellent ImgBurn for burning disks, or many other free converter utilities, but I suspect everything that Nero 12.5 offers DOES have a free alternative.
The subjective argument of "what's better" is always up to the end-user.
I no longer buy Nero Suites because they refuse to continue the valuable services that Nero 6 and 7 Ultra offered. They claim to have gone in a different direction. For me, that direction is downward. I'm not paying to get less and worse services.