my wife just picked up 60 pounds of computer books, most for her new part time job as a computer programer. along with the C# and Visual Basic and such texts she saw two Maya 5 books with Personal Learning Edition software that she thought would interest me since i like playing with photoshop and Maya works with Photoshop. after checking online i see the version 7 Personal Learning Edition is also availible. a full version runs about $4,000 so i doubt ill ever get it but this personal learning software says it will do 'bout 99% of what the full version will it just saves stuff funky so that it cant be used comercially. anyways looks to be cool and powerful software and was curious if someone else was playing with it.