Ok, let's agree that Apple Maps in it's early days sucked. However, it's gotten a lot better. So is it worth using and when?
This video takes you through the dets. Here are a few highlights from my point of view.
Google is the more robust option. Great for nav, great for checking traffic jams and rerouting, finding restaurants, creating maps...navigating offline if you're in remote places.
Is Apple Maps ever better? Yes, for short-trip navigation, it's maps provide more detail and it's voice commands are more intuitive.
Bottom line: Google is my go-to except for short-term trips when I'll often use Apple. If the short trip involves finding a restaurant recommendation or sim, I'll stick to Google.