Here's an article that may surprise you: Rosalyn Hunter describes her first encounter with Blender in her article 'COMPLETELY LOST in Blender - The untutorial part 1'. Hoping to create a Ghost in the Shell avatar in a few minutes the experience is, lets say, somewhat confusing.
WAAAAAAAAAAHHHH! HOW DO I GET OUT OF HERE?
Wait, wait, deep breaths. I can see a little triangle at the top next to a menu that says file. I click the triangle. The menu goes away. OH NO!
And these are just a few quotes from the post.
Why do I mention this article here? You may think I'm nuts, but I really enjoyed it. I remember the exact same emotions when I first loaded Blender eight years ago (especially the one about closing the program ;-), and I am sure many of you do as well.
Apart from that, it shows that people still have difficulty finding the right place to start using Blender.
Let me ask you this: if you could give Rosalyn *one* piece of advice that will help her learn how to use Blender, what would it be? Or: which tip or tutorial gave you the epiphany that made you keep using Blender?