Yeah. I have never understood Blender. I used to think the UI was designed by aliens until I met the designer (Ton Roosendaal). He's oddish (in the way that genii tend to be) but definitely from our planet. He gave me some insight into the design intent behind the app...but I still can't use it. :)
I had it going for a bit, but just the screen navigation of rotating views was impossible for me to use. It did have an excellent greeble plug-in .. that was the only thing I ever used it for.
Agreed, blender is too hard for me too.