Quote: "It's slooooooow! Slow to react, slow to load. The editor is not very well written and has quite low frame rates."
No, it's not slow. Maybe your PC is. Besides, you can tweak the settings in the 'Settings' panel. Disable the 'Bridge'. That may solve your problem. You can even tweak the refreshrate.
Quote: "It has too many different "work areas". "
What do you mean by that? If you mean the views, than you can change that too. I always set it to 1 view.
Quote: "TS is not very hotkey based while in Blender you can perform almost any task with the keyboard "
Truespace has hotkeys too (you can find the list in the help file). You can even set them as you like by pressing Ctrl + leftclick, and then set the shortkey to whatever you desire.
Quote: "I still haven't worked out how to render a scene."
Rendering is as easy as clicking a button.
Quote: "TS doesn't export to any standard format other than Collada."
Yes, it does. TS exports to .x, .dxf, 3ds, .asc and there's a plugin that allows to export .obj files too.
Quote: "I have yet to find the UV editor."
There are some really good tutorials on that.
Quote: "Everyone likes something different when it comes to modelling software"
Indeed. I've modelled in a variety of 3d programs, and they all have their pros and cons.
Quote: "Trax is looking good, nice work The Slayer!"
Thanks a lot, baxslash! Yeah, I'm very busy at the moment.
And, here's a picture of Trax in all of it's glory.
Slayer rules!!! Yeaaah, man!