Rhino 4.0: Most sense per dollar spent
My first impression of NURBS was the CAD "monster" it could be. I often felt I'd be better off having a real rhino in my workshop!
I learn best when by watching, so I tuned into a McNeel's introduction webcast.
My initial investment was securing an on-going, "someone to watch" educator. This came in the form of Infinite Skill's Rhino training bundle.
Those two products quickly revealed to me that Rhino was no monster. Rather, what I always needed to tame the beast in my CADCAM hobby!