Need some feedback if possible from people who have used both Maya and 3DS max extensively. Here's the question:

Which do you prefer and why?

Nice and open ended question, give me as many good and bad points as possible if you would, thx. Tell me which you found easier to learn, which package suits a particular 3D aspect and why etc... was maya better for character modelling than max? is max more user friendly, anything really. Make comparisons too plz. Any info will be much appreciated, thx guys.