Has Blender stopped making major UI changes every six months? Because that was what was happening a few years ago. I enjoyed doing 3D as a hobby. Got started with Lightwave in College, but at $3k at the time it was a little pricy for me. Blender was free and while it took more tweaking to get similar results it could be done and it was fun. For me the hobbyist Blender 2.25 ~ 2.41 was great.
Well then Blender began making huge UI changes every few months. By the time I'd relearn it, update files, it would change again. Which meant hours of going back and redoing old shots. And given that I only had a few hours every week I said screw and bought a copy of Lightwave 9 for around $1000.
What amazed me most was while there were new features it took me about a sunday afternoon to relearn myself with the UI of lightwave 9. Frankly it hadn't changed that much since the days of 5.6 I used in College. Lightwave 9 was about 10 years after 5.6. A consistent UI for a decade. Whether it was a good/bad ui is up for debate, but at least it was consistent.