When I first met with blender (it was 2.36 i guess),as soon as i saw the interface and could interact it by no means,i was frustrated and uninstalled it.The last time which i really don’t remember how i met it again .But the pics in galleries was beatiful,i made up my mind to learn it, because now that some people can do something with it,why i should fail.Then the story begins,i started to follow tuts on wiki and later other resources for tuts,and i’m still learning.
What my story sez;its interface maybe make no sence at first sight but it does.It is simple( but i’m still not sure when it comes to the material assigning ).
Since it is free,it is widely used and therefore there are lots of people out there (actually right here,this forum) to councel.So not just blender itself,everything about it is free;from tuts to plugins,etc…And there is some kind a fellowship between blenderheads.It is about blender’s free software character.
And another imported point is that,we don’t have to wait until some wise,smart professionals to improve it,and buy the new version paying again.As for blender,everybody participates its development and this means the feedbacks feed it directly.
There are lots of things to say about it.But everytime i see a new things done in blender , i found it very inspiring and its urges me to learn much,try much.The only limit is my ability and knowledge which are easy to improve in the blender community.