We ALL know that Blender is not perfect, and like ANY other application NEVER will be, but from the perspective of an old fart Blender user, it sounds like everyone is worried about being politically correct. “F” that…
Here’s the deal, there’s a big difference between “fanboyism” and attempts to transfer knowledge. Unfortunately it seems that ANYTIME someone attempts to clear up the lack of knowledge regarding Blender, they are labeled as a “fan-boy”
I understand the need to be reasonable, (and certainly some users do go a little overboard) but for gods sake we either appreciate what is being developed here and STAND BY IT, or just shut up. Why the hell do you CARE what these CG elitists think? Blender will make it’s inroads despite their closed mindedness. It’s just a tool… one hell of a good tool, but just a tool. If you think that you need to cater to their Maya, Max, Modo whatever status quo bleetings in order to be a CG guy and work in the CG industry your dreaming. Of course that’s what the’ll say, and do you know why? it’s because their scared to death of change, change they have no control over, and guess what, Blender is an example of that type of change. Here’s the good news, the guy’s (like me) who actually sign the checks are discovering this new open-source way of doing things… it may not be so much today, but the time is not far off that there will be a great interest in hiring those with strong Blender fundamentals, oh, and talent, and a willingness to work hard, sorry it ain’t Paradise Found.
I say if your REALLY comfortable with your Blender knowledge base, evangelize Blender and the Blender devs if you wish too, just be smart about how you do so. There’s plenty of excellent examples of Blender work out there. Put a link to some of these when countering these idiots statements. Of course, you can’t win the interface arguments, cause “everyone does it this way” and “I know best” are non-logical statements that basically mean one thing… “Don’t make me have to learn something different then what I already know… unless of course if some big name CG star says it’s better”, THEN I’ll be all positive about it.
And Dragon, whichever you are… Kansas, Ace, Cyborg etc… what’s with the run of tabloid journalism? Are you shooting for a job at the Enquirer?