Wow my first Blender.
Well I actually stumbled across Anim8or when searching for a photo editor.
I loved the galleries and decided to try some of my own.
When I got the idea to try video games (still a dream), I searched and tried several programs. (Most notably Art of Illusion and 3dRad.)
Finally I found Blender.
The interface was impossible.
I couldn’t find anything or do anything with it at all.
So, in disgust I removed it from my system.
And went back to AOI.
Finally came back to Blender because it contained modeling, animation, texturing and logic all in one program, even if it was impossible to use.
By then I had some experience following tutorials, so I started with the Blender Tut Guide, and the rest is history.
I’ve been modeling off and on for about 3 years now, 2 of them exclusively in Blender.