If you are looking for an alternative solution to Adobe Acrobat for creating PDF files, then Broadgun’s PDF Mahcine might be wwat you are looking for.
You can download a free copy of the software here to try it for yourself. If you like it and want more features you can get the full version for $49.
I’ve used Adobe Acrobat for years to create PDF files and don’t expect there’s much of a difference if you just want to CREATE simple PDF files. If you want to do more things (security features and etc) then there will be differences amongst the competing products I’m sure.