I had been considering getting a 3D printer for literally years. My problem was I didn’t want to get one if I couldn’t figure out how to use it and for some reason 3D CAD scared the hell out of me. I tried all sorts of tutorials and I could follow them but I couldn’t do anything beyond that.
In mid-December my buddy gave me his Creality CR6-SE. I screwed up the courage to make a simple adapter for a thermal camera I have. He recommended Fusion and, after a few hours I managed to make basically a rectangular cube with a notch. By the next day I had figured out how to max boxes and it kind of went up from there.
Within a few days I decided to upgrade to a Creality K1 Max (the printer he bought as an upgrade).
Frankly I can’t believe how easy it was to figure this out. I would have bought one years ago if I had known.