I was in the same situation than you.
Used to have a premium account with Evernote.
But the application doesn't evolve at all and I don't quite like the announcement they've made regarding sing the users' notes....
Therefore I gave a try with Bear. After 2 days, I signed up for the Pro version.
No regret. Bye bye evernote, for good....
As subscribe to both, I'll say these are the differences:
+ The best out there for web clipping, and scanning, saving and searching docs such as PDFs, receipts, bills, academic papers. Think of it as your filing cabinet for papers you don't use much but need to keep and access once in a while
- Really not great for actual notes. And by this I mean WRITING notes.
- Painful to export to other formats.
+ An amazing writing experience. Far beyond Evernote at present.
+ Easy export to various files means it is so much better to draft blogs/articles/meeting notes, whatever, in Bear and then export if you have to.
So while I see the benefits of unifying everything note-related in one app, I think there are two distinct use cases for each app. You could happily use both if you were inclined to.
If you're looking for a filing cabinet program (and more), I recommend DEVONthink Pro Office. It has folders, tags, OCRs PDFs, finds documents within your database that are related to the one you're viewing, etc.
And of course, Bear for note taking.
The only thing that I miss is a Bear web application. I usually have to work under Windows and if I could access to all my notes via browser it could be great. I'm really loving the Bear GUI, so clean, so easy.