i too have been using maya for about 6 months.
Just bought 3DSMAX and i think i made a mistake.
Perhaps its easy to learn, but for me, gettin used to new 3d software is difficult, tedious and time consuming, depends what part of the industry (if any) you want to work in.
But ive only just got over the (noobs) hurdle in maya, i dont want to waste my hard effort of learning it, into another 3D programme (no offence Max lol) and go back to square 1 in maya reading from a basics book again.
However, if ur a speedy quick learner....good for u
those who succeed are only the failures that never gave up.