Oh I agree to some extent. I have a valid license so I am trying to utilize the tools at hand.
Also I run Rhino like a lazer through butter. I just find McNeels implementation well thought out from a designers perspective, extremely intuitive
The mouse controls for right and left click work visual zoom and pan perspectives while I work, it has a command line to type if I dont have the shortcut memorized, the commands make sense from a CAD perspective, and it is freaking fast to model in.
Not to mention $600 beats the livng dog doo doo out of $4g's for the secret squirrel society format of Max ( I hate Max in case you didnt notice )
I can double click the upper left of any window to maximize or minimize back and forth to viewport views. The free renderer is its only shortcoming but not as important as the nuts and bolts of designing a great model. The texture wrapping is lacking, I can't map on texture sheet by locations but I can however export unwrapped surfaces to a wmf for creating textures to paint shop pro 7 with. And the menus make sense! Max is downright masochistically obtuse on its best day if it ever had one.
With Rhino, If I am trying to even guess what type of command logic word I want, the command line gives me a list of commands popping up matching the letters I type. As a progressive learning tool I have yet to see a better implementation from any CAD/Modeling platform. Autodesk has become a bully dinosaur with its interface development. Possibly by sheer Bureaucracy in spite of its diligent employees.
I get an overall vibe that Marketing rather than its customer base is driving budgets/deadlines/development, & implementations far too much in their organization for the last 4 years. On going issues with productivity have been sidelined for complex verticals that flat out cause nothing but a massive training & formatting investment cost to do the same thing they always have. The greatest innovations have been by free user forums outside of Autodesk's (ignore and hope they forget) forums. Cadalyst being the extreme exception to the overall pall Autodesks half-a$$ed product line has introduced to its loyal subscribers.
Also the Rhino implementation of robotic automation from dxf import/export is flat out a 5th of the cost of any other platform around. As a designer, I found it the best budget conscious real world application for complex design prototyping.
Of course Pro-E is the main workhorse for the really big manufacturers out there, but the little guy trying to create a new market? Rhino paid for my career reputation and budget deadlines a 100 times over.
I'm not associated with the company whatsoever, just things I have discovered over the last 20 years in a CAD based career.