I’m guessing he was scared away by the old ui and is the sort of closed-minded individual that believes that the world is as unchanging as his own oppinions.
However, one thing that confuses me is the multiple quotes in that thread about Blender not being intuitive. Sure there is a bit of a learning curve with the hotkeys, but they are now configurable. I found Maya PLE to be unusably unintuitive a few years ago. Maybe that application has changed in the past couple of years (I am not closed-minded), but the immense effort that went into achieving the most basic goals put me off at the time and the ridiculous price tag has put me off since.
I can realise the visions of my mind’s eye very quickly in Blender. I’m not very good at realising them, but I put that down to a complete lack of artistic prowess on my part rather than a fundamental flaw with the program. “A poor worker always blames their tools.”
Having said that about “poor workers”, as a professional masonry builder I don’t fall for gimmicks, but never use poor tools. I guess it’s down to that repeated quote on this enlightened forum… “Use the right tool for the job.” In many situations Blender is indeed the right tool for the job, but some people really seem unable to get over their aversion for something that is Free.
I guess there are just people that can’t comprehend the difference between “worthless” and “priceless”.