Likewise if you get a hold of Lightwave in any of it's forms, always ready to lend a hand. Whichever package you pick to try, always remember that there are usually plenty of other people who have been using it for a while and will be willing to give advice to a newbie. You'll also find user groups and peoples websites with invaluable info and tutorials that will help you through the worst of it.
Best advice is find a package you can at least get to grips with and practice, practice, practice! It will undoubtedly be difficult at first but the rewards if you stick with it are excellent. Remember, nothing worth having is ever easy to obtain!