What makes PancakeSwap special?
PancakeSwap is a powered by, uses to validate transactions, and is. PancakeSwap also supports.
From a technical standpoint, Pancake Swap, as a fork of Uniswap, is fine. The best way to interact with the DEX is through non-trading options like farming, staking, etc as the BNB chain is riddled with scam tokens/rug pulls. While they do provide the standard "Everyone can make a token - beware of scams." warning, your best bet would be to avoid Pancake Swap and the BNB chain altogether.