Well, I recently installed C4D just to try it out. I didn't think I'll like it. Actually I'm quite skeptical to try new software. I didn't know if the experience was gonna be a good one or not. But hey, it was actually good. Cinema 4D is a pretty good software for creating 'cool' stuff. But I guess all that 'coolness' comes from the type of communities who use C4D. Maybe there are so many hip artists using C4D which is why it gets a 'cool' tag attached to it. At least I view it that way.
Unlike Autodesk Maya and other 'serious' software I've seen that C4D users try to make things a little, um, abstract, yeah. It is, in my opinion, one of the easiest 3D packages to learn. The workspace is not cluttered. All the features are nicely packed into clearly defined menus. I didn't have to cycle or go through a loop of menus to get things done. It's quite productive. I see how useful it can be to create commercials. Maybe that's why it was fitting to release just a Broadcast version of it. I have yet to try all the features of C4D though. I hope that, with time, I get experienced enough in it. Maybe I'll do an extensive review then.
Here's a render I made using Cinema 4D and Photoshop :