Partly related - are there any FOSS easy to use modelers?
Reference: I learned NetRadiant in a few hours. And tried Blender for days and still can't use it.
I wont say blender is hard because thats relative to personal tastes but I will say that many people find it difficult. That said, anything is hard unless you know how to do it. It took me about a month to grasp it at a basic level. maybe it had something to do with me leaning max first.
We have hit a brick wall haven't we I think we have taken this wayyy off topic.