I should prefix this by saying I really like the ease-of-use aspect of Mudbox. It's literally the only 3D program that I feel I have a good grasp just by watching a 30-minute intro video.
BUT, it seems to be terrible for making character hair, especially more stylized/unrealistic hair (anime hair if you will). It seems crazy to create base meshes for each type of hairstyle.
Q1: Is it true or am I just missing a trick?
Q2: I am looking between 3D Coat and ZbrushCore for their cheap prices. I know people don't like ZbrushCore due to its lack of features, but if I am going to learn Zbrush someday, would it be a decent pick?