Well, I find that a lot of new people under estimate blender, I find this to be common.
I peronsally think this is due to the fact that they do not have that many capabilities in blender, and use not having an expensive software such as 3DM, Maya, Lightwave, C4D, ect as an excuse foor doing poor work.
I find that a lot of these people don’t even try to push blender as a result, and I often hear "I did this in blender, but once I get ‘3DM, Maya, ect’ I will be awsome.
The fact of the matter Blender is just as if not more capable at this point than any other apps. Especailly with 2.4 Final just around the corner.
I think this has been brought up more than once, but dealing with right now is kinda crucial. This is because there is a huge influx of new people lately, and showing them what blender is capable of instead of having them compare thier work with other ‘Newbies’ and saying “This is the best I can do”.