Blender 3D feels like it was made by aliens. From the UI to the key bindings, it all is quite hard to get into.
Have you actually used MODO? Blender's UI is obtuse sometimes, but so is the UI of almost every modelling software I have ever used in my entire career. Unless you have a compelling reason to drop that kind of cash on it, one based ideally on actually having used it somewhere else and being familiar with it, I'd say it's not a great investment. Blender or some other free tool will be sufficient to start with. More than sufficient.
You don't need to spend a lot of money on tutorials either. Or any, really. You can learn all this stuff with freely available resources and I'd caution you to be very thrifty about your purchases at this phase.