Like in this CGSociety thread where the summary of the first post is ‘Please put in 3DS Max GUI’
Some people are wanting Blender to be turned into a tool that inexperienced dummies can use and still have all the current features, when others say a tool anyone who can scribble can use without difficulty isn’t the goal, but to have a robust good quality artistic tool for people willing to learn the program.
For me it didn’t take me too long to figure out the basics of Blender and start making models, materials, and renders. (even though I still didn’t know of the obvious ‘save rendered images’ menu item.). The UI wasn’t a huge hurdle either.
So what are the arguments for and against implementing a 3DS Max GUI for the people who don’t like non-standard interfaces? What will it take for them to know that Blender can be learned even though its interface is unique?