Hmm... Maya isn't as good as Max I've heard. People say to make it work as well as Max, you need to install many plugins, and then it just becomes too slow to work with.
If its what you feel comfortable with though, then I don't see why you shouldn't try again with it.
Heh, its almost 4am (okay, it is now), but heres an update:
Added the bottom part, which was actually harder than it looks. Plan to add the port next, and then add the top part which needs to be done again, and then the smaller details, and the buttons.
I said it shouldn't be long about a week ago, but it really shouldn't be now if I keep on task.
Again, a few errors with gaps, but those are mostly tweaks
The battery part may need to be tweaked too slightly to match better with the real controller. Mostly size, slight position issues.