Blender has made a lot of strides forward in UI and usability with 2.8. If you haven't tried it recently I recommend giving it another look, speaking as someone who has bounced off it multiple times in the past. Blender now has a hotkey (keymap) preset called "Industry Compatible" that replicates a lot of hotkeys from 3dsmax and Maya which can help ease people into working in Blender.
Unfortunately this keymap changes so many keys that it also becomes really hard to follow tutorials (which tend to use default hotkeys).
So, to fix that I put together an alternative keymap that takes some parts of the maya/max-like Industry Compatible hotkeys, specifically ALT-camera manipulation and QWER select/move/rotate/scale, while otherwise keeping most blender defaults so that tutorials still make sense.
I don't know if this is the right sub-forum to post this but I thought some of you might find it useful.
The keymap can be found here, on the Right Click Select feature suggestion site: