problems? as i remember it's like 3d studio max ripoff...well i don't remember having problems with any of them.
max wasn't a ripoff, it was made by the same people, it was just a barebones version geared towards 3D game modelling, and as such, you couldn't render things in it, so it wouldn't be much use for 2D graphics.
I use 3dsmax and Adobe Photoshop for graphics, Cool Edit Pro or Soundforge for sound effects. These are all things I learned back in college, earlier versions like, so I've just always felt comfortable with these. Although my college was pretty crap, the tutors didn't know much, most of us ended up teaching ourselves, 3dsmax especially.