Blender... I had a go of that, but I could never get the hang of it.
As for 3D Studio Max. I love being a student
Its more to do with the 3D render why it looks so good with lighting, etc.
But I'm getting better at the modelling aspect I think
As for thinking about doing it as a living. Infact I have
Its what I wopuld like to do in the end, but for now, I might try and get freelance work, but I doubt it'll happen soon.
Models need to be so accurate for that...